Posted: Monday 9th June 2014 at 22:15 pm

Commission On High Alert Against Arms Trade And Trafficking In Ghana


The National Commission on Small Arms says it is on high alert to prevent Ghana from becoming the destination and transit point for fire arms.

The commission says recent conflicts in some countries on the continent including neighboring Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania and Libya have led to the proliferation and sale of fire arms on the continent.

Its senior programs officer, Johnson Asante Twum tells Ultimate Radio, Ghana’s porous borders and the lack of equipment to scan passengers at the borders exposes Ghana to the threat of arms cartels.

He assures however that enough measures are in place to weed out any elements of arms trade and arms trafficking in the country.

He said the security services are working with intelligence information to track the movement of these cartels who might exploit the porous and unmanned portions of the country’s borders.

He further called for the public to offer leads to the security agencies to trace and arrest any persons suspected to be dealing in arms in the country.

Mr. Asante Twum told Ultimate Radio the small arms commission and the security services are always ready to receive information and filter it for any truth before moving in professionally to apprehend any culprits.

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