Government lifts curfew on Bole Township

Government lifts curfew on Bole Township
Source: Myjoyonline.com
Date: 29-01-2020 Time: 06:01:28:pm
Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery says the Chiefs and people of the area have shown genuine desire to sustain the peace

Government has formally lifted the curfew imposed on the Bole Township and its surrounding areas effective Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

This was on the advice of the Savannah Regional Security Council, (REGSEC), a statement from the Interior Ministry has announced.

The government had placed restrictions on the movement of the people in the area following an outbreak of violence in the town arising from a chieftaincy dispute. 

The chieftaincy dispute led to the death of two persons with several others injured from gun wounds.

The fight was between supporters of two individuals of the same royal family who have laid competing claims over the Bole skin.

The curfew thus forced the residents to stay indoors between 10:00 p.m and 4:00 a.m over the years.

But in a release signed by Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, noted the lifting of the ban "...has been necessitated by the genuine desire of the Chiefs and people of the area to sustain the peace in the area as well as the improvement in the security situation in the area."

"Government continues to express its appreciation to the Chiefs, Elders, Opinion Leaders, Youth and people of the area for maintaining peace and urges them to continue to resort to peaceful means in solving their problems," the statement added.

Bole Township hosts the capital of the Bole District. It is connected by road to the town of Sawla and the town of Bamboi. Bole is home to the Bole District Hospital and post office. 

The ex-President, John Dramani Mahama is from this small town.