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Water supply to Bawku shut due to conflict situation

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The Management of the Ghana Water Limited has shut down the Bawku Water Supply system.

According to the authorities of the company, this has become necessary to the conflict situation in the town.

“The dynamics of the conflict in Bawku has changed in recent times and the lives and safety of our staff in the District can no longer be guaranteed. The worsening security situation in the District has led to the revision of the curfew hours by the Minister of Interior.

Consequently, we wish to inform you that we have no alternative but to withdraw our services from the District with immediate effect,” a press release signed by the Managing Director, Ing Dr Clifford Braimah said.

The release dated January 29 stated further that, “We will however, resume our operations when the security situation improves,”

Ministry of Interior reviews curfew hours on Bawku municipality to 6pm – 6am

Bawku has been in the news lately, due to renewed conflict in the area.

The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga on January 20 urged Parliament to intervene in the escalating conflict in Bawku.

Bawku Conflict: ‘Bring in the soldiers responsible for killing 3 men’ – Mahama Ayariga tells Ghana Armed Forces

The Legislator wants Parliament to investigate the harmful actions that have led to the death of some five persons including the alleged murder of three young men by some soldiers.

“I want Parliament to go into this matter. It’s been happening…because of the conflict situation, there has been some level of tolerance of misconduct, but the excesses are becoming too much. So, we need to step up and demand some accountability even from the military,” Mr. Ayariga said in an interview on Key Points on TV3, Saturday.

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