Jerry Azanduna, GNA
Bawku (U/E), Dec. 28, GNA – Security at
Bawku in the Upper East Region has been beefed up and streamlined to ensure a
peaceful climax of the Samanpiid Festival on Saturday.
The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu
Bawumia, and former President John Dramani Mahama are expected to grace the
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)
Yao Tettegah, the Bawku Divisional Police Commander, in an interview with the
Ghana News Agency, said all security and
safety arrangements had been made to ensure the place was safe for the
Mr Simon Azimbe Aruk, the Head of
Security Committee for the Samanpiid Festival, explained that even though Bawku
was in the news some years back for insecurity, stakeholders including the
Police, Military, youth, opinion leaders, and civil society organisations had
worked hard to ensure peace in the area.
As a result of the peaceful atmosphere
over the years, socio-economic activities had been boosted and people were
living peacefully with their neighbours, projecting a common goal for community
development among other things, he said.
Mr Aruk urged all across the country to
visit Bawku and participate in the Festival, which would also welcome
dignitaries from Burkina Faso, Togo and the diplomatic society to join the
chiefs and people of the Traditional Area in the celebration.
The Bawku Township, on Saturday morning
was calm, with people making preparation for the celebrations while those in
the surrounding communities had started trooping in.
Aside joining in the celebration, most
of them would take advantage of the day, being a market day, to do brisk