Bawku Violence: Close Down Basic Schools-CHOBS
The Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (CHOBS) have written to the municipal director of the Ghana Education Service (GES) is taxing the expedient closure of basic schools in the Bawku Municipality over insecurity in the area amidst the renewed violence.
According to CHOBS, it is necessary for the Municipal Director of GES to consider the closure of schools in this season because of difficulty in getting transportation to school for both the students and the staff as a result of the subsequent ban on the use of the “pragya” or the “yellow yellow. ”
The Chairman of CHOBS, Abugri Busia also appealed to both factions to burry the hatchet for the sake of the students who will grow to be leaders of the nations.
The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has reviewed it’s security measures in Bawku following the violence that has resurfaced in the area.
In a meeting held on Monday, the 19th of september,2022 the Council resolved to temporarily ban ‘yellow, yellow’/ “pragya” operations until further notice.
It also imposed curfew hours to these communities; Nayoka, Kpalgu and Manga.
A statement issued by the Council said that only the Police, Ghana Immigration Service, and the military would be allowed to use official motorbikes between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm.
Bawku is a volatile area known for ethnic clashes with common gun violence leading to several fatalities.
Many have been killed, properties destroyed, and homes set ablaze over the years, leading to the displacement of some indigenes.