72-day-old Curfew on Tafo lifted

72-day-old Curfew on Tafo lifted

The Ashanti Regional Security Council has lifted the 72-day-old curfew imposed on the people of Tafo, following reprisal attacks between residents and some irate Muslim youth.

The 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew was reviewed last month to 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. but was completely lifted yesterday  because of the apparent improved relationship between the feuding parties. The council said the situation had ‘improved massively’ and the necessary traditional compensation and pacification had been done to warrant the lifting.

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The Regional Minister, Mr John Alexander Ackon, expressed the hope that the peace would be sustained to enhance businesses, especially night trading.

The town had gone ‘dead’ over the last three months, following the curfew and businesses, including transport business, had stalled.

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