The Nkwanta South Traders Association has appealed to the Ministry of Interior to reconsider the curfew imposed on the township, citing detrimental effects on their businesses. Mr Richard Owusu Ansah (Paa Rich), Secretary of the Association, highlighted the adverse impact of the current curfew hours, which run from 1700 to 0600 hours, on their commercial activities.
The township of Nkwanta South and surrounding communities have been grappling with inter-tribal conflict since November 2023, leading to approximately 14 fatalities and widespread property damage. The escalation of violence has transformed the once vibrant business centre into a desolate area, severely affecting livelihoods.
During a presentation of food items to security agencies as a gesture of support for peacekeeping efforts in the Nkwanta South Municipality, the traders reiterated the urgent need for a curfew review to facilitate the restoration of normalcy. They emphasized the importance of enabling businesses to operate without hindrance to revive the local economy.
Chief Superintendent Michael Asiedu, Divisional Police Commander, received the donated items and expressed appreciation for the traders' contribution. He reaffirmed the commitment of the police and other security agencies to diligently work towards restoring peace in the area.
Chief Supt. Asiedu urged residents to collaborate with law enforcement authorities by providing essential assistance to mitigate the ongoing conflict. The collective effort of the community and security agencies is crucial in resolving the underlying issues and fostering reconciliation in Nkwanta South.