Jerry Azanduna, GNA
Bawku (U/E), Aug. 20, GNA – Residents of
Bawku have commended government for helping to maintain peace in the area.
They said the prevailing peace had enabled
them to run their businesses and undertake other socio-economic activities.
They said the area had suffered socially and
economically for too long, saying they were prepared to expose anyone who would
seek to foment trouble.
The residents made this known through
various interviews undertaken by the Ghana News Agency in Bawku.
The GNA sought to find out how businesses
and other socio-economic activities in the area were faring after several
months of calm.
Most of the traders who spoke to the GNA
expressed satisfaction with the current state of affairs that had enabled them
to undertake meaningful economic ventures.
Madam Umme Musah, a rice and legumes trader,
told the GNA that she could freely travel to any part of the municipality and
its environs to transact her business without fear.
Mr Charles Akomah, a truck driver, said for
the ensuing period, he has been free to practice his occupation without any
fear of being attacked.
Naba Asigri Abugragoe Azako II, Paramount
Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area, commended government for its effort to
help ensure peace in Bawku.
He said peace would promote coexistence among
the people provide quality health delivery and promote the socio-economic
activities for the general well being of the area.
Naba Azako called for unity adding that
Bawku would regain what it had lost during the violent conflicts over the past
Mr David Adoliba, Presiding Member for the
Bawku Municipal Assembly, confirmed that with the return of peace to the area,
migration of the youth to southern parts of the country has become a thing of
the past as many of them have returned home.
He called on the electorate especially the
youth to be circumspect on the way they conduct themselves before, during and
after the December Presidential and Parliamentary elections.