Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A statement signed by the Interior Minister, Martin Amidu said the Curfew hours imposed on the Bawku Municipality and its surroundings have been reviewed and renewed.
The statement also said with effect from Monday July 19th, the curfew hours has been changed from 6:00pm - 5:00pm to 10:00pm - 5:00am each day.
It further said that government continues to be encouraged by the sustained peace in Bawku and appealed to the Chiefs, Elders, Opinion leaders, youth and people of the area to be tolerant of each other to ensure Bawku regains its status as a commercial centre in the region.

Government repeated that there was a ban on all people in the Bawku Municipality and its immediate environs; Zabzugu, Binduri, Pusiga and Zoasi from carrying arms or any offensive weapons. Any person found violating the directive would be arrested and prosecuted.

The Ministry also on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council and by an Executive Instrument renewed the curfew imposed on the Gushegu Township and its immediate environs for a week with effect from Monday, July 19.

The curfew hours for the Gushegu Township remain from 12 midnight to 4:00 am each day

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hundreds of hectares of farmlands have been submerged by the recent downpour destroying crops worth thousands of Ghana cedis in the Keta Municipality
Togbe Azadagli III, Keta Municipal Director of Agriculture told members of the National Task Force on Floods during a visit to the area on Saturday that about 100 acres of maize farms belonging to the Farmer Based Organizations that received support under the Millennium Challenge Authority (MCA) Project at Anloga were among the crops affected.
The Task Force,led by Mr. Joseph Yileh Chireh, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, toured flooded areas in the Keta Municipality and Ketu-South District,
Togbe Azadagli noted that the farmers received GH¢76,525 of MCA support in terms of fertilizers, seeds and land preparation.
Mr Kofi Portuphy, National Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) expressed the need for the development of appropriate infrastructure in support of projects.
He explained that the floods could have been prevented in the farms if drainage was considered at the planning stage of development.
Mr. Sylvester Tornyeava, Keta Municipal Chief Executive, called for the dredging of the Keta Lagoon to enable water to flow through it and also to minimize the extent of floods in the Keta area.
He called for more MCA support for the farmers to enable them to grow vegetables when the floods recede in August.
The team also visited Vodza, Kedzi and Anyanui areas in the Keta Municipality and Adina Denu and Agbozume in the Ketu-South District.
Mr Yileh Chireh noted that the devastation caused by floods in the area was extensive and had given new lessons in culvert designing and the height or thickness of roads.
He noted that there was the need to revive communal spirit, which had died down in communities.

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