Gov’t Condemns Salaga violence

The Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development Minister, Dan Kwaku Botwe has condemned the Salaga South violence which arose after the selection of Damongo as capital for the newly created Savannah region yesterday.

Some irate youth went on a rampage to protest the development, burning down the New Patriotic Party (NPP) constituency office and some party billboards.

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However, the Minister in an address at the presentation of Constitutional Instrument to create the Bono East Region today expressed shock at the reaction given what he said was extensive consultations with chiefs of the area before Damongo was chosen.

He said: “It is therefore very surprising that in one of the six areas where they themselves on their own had such consultations and sensitization.

“We witnessed yesterday after such a beautiful programme an act of lawlessness in Salaga. We condemn this, we are told that about seven people have been arrested and they are looking for the others. It is our firm belief that the law would deal with such people”.

Meanwhile the police has arrested seven suspects and still searching for the others.

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By: Oheneba Kwabena Yeboah / / Ghana


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