The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Stephen Yakubu, has appealed to managers and owners of hotels in the region to tighten security in their facilities.
He advised them to adopt measures that would help them to identify potential terrorists who patronize their hotels.
Mr Yakubu said this was necessitated by the closeness of the region to Burkina Faso, where activities of terrorists have become common in recent years.
The Minister made the appeal on Wednesday at Paga in the Upper East Region during a nationwide sensitization workshop on ECOWAS Protocols, Border Security and Terrorism.
He further disclosed that the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has put measures in place to help curb the infiltration of these extremists into the country, adding that the “See something, say something” campaign was one of them.
Mr Yakubu said through this campaign, two suspected Jihadists were arrested in a hotel in Bolgatanga late last year.
He urged the feuding factions in the Bawku conflict to lay down their arms, adding that conflict in any part of the region affects the development agenda of the entire region.
He commended the chiefs and people of Doba/Kandiga in the region for peacefully resolving their differences.
Bala Ali, ISD