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IN exercise of the powers conferred on the Minister responsible for the Interior by section 4(1) of the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 491) this Instrument is made this 6th day of May, 2003.

Section 1—Imposition of Curfew

A person within the boundaries of the area specified in the Schedule to this Instrument shall not be out of doors between the hours specified respectively in the Schedule except under the written permission of the Minister or a person authorized on behalf of the Minister.

Section 2—Exceptions

The following persons are exempted from paragraph 1 of this Instrument

(a) a member of the Armed Forces;

(b) a member of the Ghana Police Service;

(c) a member of the Ghana Prisons Service;

(d) a member of the Security and Intelligence Service;

(e) a member of the Ghana Immigration Service;

(f) a member of the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service; and

(g) any other person duly authorized in writing by the Minister to undertake  a specific task.

Section 3—Period of Curfew

The curfew imposed by this Instrument shall be for a period of seven days commencing 7th May, 2003

Section 4—Power of Arrest without Warrant

A person specified in paragraph 2 and authorized by the Minister, may arrest without warrant any person who breaches the curfew impose by this Instrument.

Section 5—Suspension of Curfew

The Regional Minister for the Northern Region may suspend the operation of the curfew imposed by this Instrument in the whole or any part of the specified area and may terminate the suspension of the curfew or restore the curfew as and when the Regional Minister thinks fit.



Area     Curfew hours   

Dagbon Traditional Area           8pm - 5a.m.    


Minister for the Interior

Date of Gazette Notification: 7th May, 2003.



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