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"My Region Is Largely Peaceful Despite Pockets Of Conflicts" - Upper East Regional Minister

Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu has revealed that, although there are few pockets of conflicts which has threatened the peace and security, his region is largely peaceful.


The Regional Minister made this known while addressing Journalists in Accra on Wednesday.


He said "Prominent among them are the Bawku and Doba-Kandiga conflicts. However, with the unflinching support of Government, the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and other stakeholders, peace and order has since returned to these areas and the region at large.


The Minister revealed that it is therefore heartwarming to note that most of the restrictions which were placed in these areas have been relaxed.


This, he mentioned, has gradually bounce back socio-economic activities in the said areas.


Still stressing on the state of Security in the Upper East Region, the Sector Minister said "As part of measures to curb extremist attacks from the Sahel Region, a number of security mechanisms have also been put in place, key amongst.


"Rigorous sensitisation campaign on – “See Something, Say

Something. The establishment of Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in our border communities with Burkina Faso and Togo"


Stephen Yakubu told Journalists that government through the Ministries of Defence, Interior and the National Security has since equipped and supported Security Agencies in the region.


He noted that the Security Agencies have been furnished with relevant logistics required to maintain peace and order and protect the territorial integrity of the country


"We intend to sustain the gains we have made in the area of peace and security and further improve regional collaboration and socio-economic resilience of our border and conflict communities with the roll out of the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) Project where a colossal sum of Three Hundred and Eleven Million, Two Hundred and Twenty-Nine Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Four Ghana Cedis (GH¢311,229,134.00) would be injected into the region

over the next five (5) years"


"I wish to allay the fears of all those who do not know the region very well and encourage investors who intend to invest in the region to please do so"


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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