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Bawku under curfew over renewed chieftaincy disputes

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The Ministry of the Interior has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the Bawku Municipality and its environs in the Upper East Region following renewed chieftaincy disputes in the area.

The curfew takes effect from 4.00 pm to 6.00 am of Wednesday November 24, 202.

A statement signed by the Interior Minister, Mr Ambrose Dery explained that the imposition of the curfew had been as a result of threat of insecurity in the area.

It had also placed total ban on all persons in the afore-mentioned communities and their environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapons.

The statement further called on residents of the area to exercise restraint as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace.

Ban on smock

Meanwhile, the Regional Security Counci (REGSEC) had also banned the wearing of smock in the area with immediate effect, explaining that “This was necessitated by the fact that criminals or unscrupulous elements hide arms and ammunitions in smock and attack opponents or innocent civilians”.

Dispute

The Daily Graphic that gathered there were gun shots in the Bawku Township Tuesday night, resulting in heighten tension.

The incident is said to be linked to a planned performance of a late Bawku Naba who died 41 years ago.

Previous disturbances

This is not the first time a curfew has been imposed on the Bawku Municipality.

In May 2008, the area experienced a similar situation following clashes between the Kusasi and Mamprusi that led to the loss of five lives.

A clash between the two sides ensued in Bawku after a prominent Kusasi man was shot dead on his way home from mosque.

To avert the situation from further escalating, the Minister of Interior, then, Mr Kwamena Bartels, imposed an overnight curfew and extra police officers and soldiers were deployed to the area to enforce law and peace.

Also in December 2007, a dispute over land rights triggered fighting between rival groups of youths during a tribal festival in the town.

Source: GraphicOnline

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Bagbin suffers cancer seeks treatment in Dubai

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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, is battling with cancer and is, therefore, embarking on a trip to the United Arab Emirates to seek medical attention.

Sources close to health authorities in Dubai tell www.myabclive.com that the Speaker is “likely to undergo chemotherapy treatment ” before he returns to Ghana.

In a letter cited by MyAbclive.com written by the Parliamentary Service to the Head of Mission, Ghana Embassy, UAE and the Consular-General in Dubai, details of the Speaker’s trip have been given.

The letter, amongst other things, details the following;

“I have been directed by the Clerk to Parliament to inform you about the arrival of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, in Dubai to undergo a medical review”.

The speaker is traveling with his wife and another relative.
The statement said that the Speaker will be accompanied by the following: Alice Adjua Yornas, his wife, Dr. Prince Kofi Pambo, head of medical at Parliament house, Patience Bagbin, speaker’s secretariat and Justice Norvor, his aide.

It added that Mr. Speaker and his delegation will depart Accra on Saturday, 27 November 2021 at 18.50 hours and arrive in Dubai at 6.20 hours on flight EK788 the next day.

“They will depart Dubai on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 at 7.35 hours and arrive in Accra the same day at 12.05 hours on flight EK787″.

The statement added that “It would be appreciated if arrangements are made for Mr. Speaker and his delegation to be met on arrival and due courtesies extended to them”.

The letter was signed by Sheba Nana Osei Afriyie, Head, Parliamentary Relations and Protocol.

Source: myabclive.com

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Bagbin to undergo medical review in Dubai a day after 2022 budget ‘rejection’

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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, is scheduled to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday, November 27 “to undergo a medical review”.

A fax message sighted by 3news.com lists the wife of the Speaker, Mrs Alice Adjua Yornas, Head of the Parliamentary Clinic Dr Prince Pambo, and his Special Aide, Justice Norvor, as part of his delegation.

The fax to the Head of Mission of the Ghana Embassy in UAE said: “Mr Speaker and his delegation will depart Accra on Saturday, 27th November 2021 at 18.50 hours and arrive in Dubai at 6.20 hours on flight EK788 the next day.”

This comes a day after Speaker Bagbin ruled on a motion filed by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, on the 2022 budget statement.

Already, the Majority Caucus, whose members walked out a few moments prior to the ruling, is accusing Mr Bagbin of “mischief” in presiding over the exercise.

They have since declared their intention to have the “illegality” reversed.

Source:3 news.com

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Prempeh College wins 2021 #NSMQ

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Prempeh College has won the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) to bring their as champions to five.

They won with 53 points as against 49 by the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC.)

Keta came third with 30 points.

KETASCO earned Ghc3000 from Absa Bank as bronze winners.

PRESEC did very well and was close but it was not their year.

The Quiz Mistress congratulated them as she announced their prize as Ghc4900 from Absa Bank.

Declaring Prempeh College as champions, the Quiz Mistress said they go away with Ghc5300

That is not all, they also got the Prudential Bank NSMQ star and Ghc10,000 as the highest scorer from AirtelTigo.

 

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