Warning Ban on firecrackers still being enforced - Police

This follows rise in the use of firecrackers this festive season in some areas in spite of the ban.

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The Ghana Police Service has indicated that the ban on the use of  fire crackers during the festive season is still being enforced.

This follows rise in the use of firecrackers this festive season in some areas in spite of the ban.

Director of Police Public Affairs Superintendent Cephas Arthur has however told Accra-based Citi FM, that the ban still holds and anyone caught using fire crackers will be prosecuted.

“The warning against the use of firecrackers is still in force and the police is also enforcing it. The fact that you hear some people still firing it doesn’t mean that the warning has been thrown overboard. Wherever there are human beings and there are laws, you’ll get people who’ll flout them. The police are looking for those who are flouting the laws,” he said.

“What is important is to intensify public education because some of the people fire them in the nooks and crannies of their residences and it is difficult to find any police man at the time they do. The ones that we find firing the banned firecrackers, we’ll deal with them.

“Until after the Christmas, when we are taking stock to assess our performance, we may not be able to able to put in the public domain whether some people were arrested for having used the fire crackers or having been seen in possession of the firecrackers,” Cephas Arthur added.

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