General News of Thursday, 23 May 2019Source: citinewsroom.comIntroduce regulatory regime to control arms in Ghana – CDS to governmentFile photoThe Center for Defence and Security (CDS) is calling on Government to introduce a comprehensive regulatory control system for the movement of firearms in the country. According to the CDS, the move will help sanitize the system of all the potential dangers involved with the improper handling of small arms as well to promote effective monitoring of arms movement and ownership in the country. The Center for Defence and Security in a statement signed by the Executive Director, Yaro Kasambata also wants Government to review existing laws on small arms and ammunition in Ghana to reflect international conventions and treaties. “Government should introduce a comprehensive regulatory regime for small arms import, storage, distribution, retail of firearms and civilian gun ownership. Furthermore, review the mandate of the Ghana National Commission on Small Arms from its current status as an advisory body to a regulator with mandate to oversee activities in the supply chain of the small arms and ammunition industry.”“Government should also review existing laws on small arms and ammunition in Ghana to reflect international conventions and treaties that Ghana has signed up to.
Source: GhanaWeb May 23, 2019 15:00 UTC