Vigilantism: Porous borders cause of influx of illegal arms– Small Arms C’ssion member

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Mr. Asante Gyebi, the senior programs officer of the Small Arms Commission has warned of the dangers of political parties enabling and arming young men who he said cannot control their emotions.

Speaking to Nana Akosua Ansah on Dinpa 91.3 midday news today,Mr.Asante Gyebi blamed blacksmiths and the porous nature of our borders as the cause of the influx of illegal arms in the country.

He therefore called on the individuals to report any blacksmith who manufacture arms illegally for prosecution since it is against the laws of the country to manufacture arms without knowing very well who and what the gun meant is for.

“Becuase most of the people obtained their guns through illegal means, they are unable to renew their licence nor report if stolen, a case he described to be very scary”.

Mr. Asante Gyebi, senior programs officer of the small arms commission gave the assurance that his outfit is working assiduously to ensure an end to the menace and called for full support from the general public.

His remarks follows among other things the shooting incident recorded at the Ashanti Regional National Democratic Congress office in Kumasi that left one dead and one other in critical condition.

The police have named four alleged members of pro-NDC group, the Hawks, as suspects.

Commenting on the extent of the threat some of these groups posed, Mr. Asante Gyebi was minded to recall devastating wars that have gutted West African countries.

He said the havoc these wars caused has left indelible marks and called on the leadership of the country to help protect the lives and property of it’s nationals from the hands of the hooligans who operate with illegal arms.

Mr. Asante Gyebi, the senior programs officer of the Small Arms Commission has warned of the dangers of political parties enabling and arming young men who he said cannot control their emotions.

Speaking to Nana Akosua Ansah on Dinpa 91.3 midday news today,Mr.Asante Gyebi blamed blacksmiths and the porous nature of our borders as the cause of the influx of illegal arms in the country.

He therefore called on the individuals to report any blacksmith who manufacture arms illegally for prosecution since it is against the laws of the country to manufacture arms without knowing very well who and what the gun meant is for.

“Becuase most of the people obtained their guns through illegal means, they are unable to renew their licence nor report if stolen, a case he described to be very scary”.

Mr. Asante Gyebi, senior programs officer of the small arms commission gave the assurance that his outfit is working assiduously to ensure an end to the menace and called for full support from the general public.

His remarks follows among other things the shooting incident recorded at the Ashanti Regional National Democratic Congress office in Kumasi that left one dead and one other in critical condition.

The police have named four alleged members of pro-NDC group, the Hawks, as suspects.

Commenting on the extent of the threat some of these groups posed, Mr. Asante Gyebi was minded to recall devastating wars that have gutted West African countries.

He said the havoc these wars caused has left indelible marks and called on the leadership of the country to help protect the lives and property of it’s nationals from the hands of the hooligans who operate with illegal arms.

Source:Ghana/Dinpafm.com/91.3

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