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August 5, 2020
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Regional Minister promises peaceful environment

Regional Security Council of Bono Region has moved in more security men into the region following clashes between supporters of New Patriotic Party(NPP) and National Democratic Congress(NDC) leading to death of a 28-year-old teacher, Woli Kyeremeh on Monday, July 13, 2020.

The clash which also left many supporters from these two major political parties sustaining injuries occurred over the voters’ registration exercise currently going on across the country.

Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson, the regional minister during an official visit to Banda-Ahenkro advised the residents, especially relatives and friends of both the deceased and the injured ones to remain calm and assured them that Regional Security Council (REGSEC) was collaborating with the police to arrest and prosecute all the perpetrators of this crime.

The Regional Minister also assured the Chiefs and the people that REGSEC will make sure their peace, and protection of the people are paramount as the country prepares to go for 2020 elections.
Describing the clashes, which began with chaotic confrontations between the two parties and ended in gunshots as barbaric, shameful, and ungodly, Mrs. Kumi-Richardson advised the police to speed up its investigations and that justice was the only remedy which could bring peace to the Banda Township.
She also called on the residents to volunteer information and assist the police to speed up investigation processes.
Mrs. Kumi-Richardson, earlier paid a courtesy call on the Banda Traditional Council, and commended the chiefs for helping to restore peace in the area, and also visited and consoled the bereaved families.

The Regional Minister was accompanied by Mr. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, and a member of the National Security Council and other RCC officials.

Source: Grace Asamoah/www.frontpageghana.com/Ghana

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