Government has lifted a curfew imposed on the Yendi township following the coronation of new Ya Na, Abubakari Mahama II.

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Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah revealed this on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday.

According to him, the curfew was only temporary as it was to ensure that security within the area especially before and during the key processes for the selection of the new Dagbon overlord were properly managed.

“The curfew is temporary. We do not expect the curfew to continue. It was for few days to ensure that in the key moments the security situation was firmly managed. It is our expectation and from my understanding that the curfew ends today and from tomorrow, there will not be any curfew in this place and we can all move forward with the development that we are looking for” Hon Oppong Nkrumah stated.

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The Information Minister commended the people of Yendi for generally ensuring peace before and during the selection of the new Yaa-Naa, but said the security agencies are on alert to deal with persons who may undertake any illegal activity.

“They [Yendi residents] have complied, but we had some deviants who put up untoward behaviours, but the security agencies are firm and will not countenance any illegality by any person,” he said.

The imposition of a curfew on Yendi has been a major source of worry for some residents as they say it is affecting their businesses.

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The town was under a 5pm to 7am curfew although it has previously been under a 6pm to 6am curfew.

Residents can now heave a sign of relief as Yendi has been declared curfew free.