Violence Blame politicians for gun proliferation - Small Arms Commission

The accusation comes on the back of the rising spate of violence in some parts of the country.

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The National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons is accusing politicians for the proliferation and usage of firearms in the country.

The accusation comes on the back of the rising spate of violence in some parts of the country.

Gun shots were registered in the just ended by-election in Talensi whereas 8 people have been confirmed dead in a gun battle in Bimbilla in the Northern region. 

The Northern regional police have retrieved several weapons from arrested suspects in the latest Bimbilla shootings including, a submachine gun.

Security experts have questioned effectiveness of the country’s gun control laws and institutions mandated to ensure weapons do not get into the wrong hands.

But Speaking on the Starr Midday News with Kweku Obeng Adjei Friday, Executive Director of the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons Jones Aplerh said politicians are to blame for the proliferation of these weapons.

“Our region is awash with a lot of weapons and so we need to watch the various things that trigger proliferation and usage of small arms very, very well.

“Increasingly, elections are becoming one of the main triggers of firearm demands in Africa. And it’s one of the things that I believe the political parties themselves need to watch out. It’s so critical,” he stated.

He added: “Politicians procure these weapons for these youth groups for political activities. As have been stated by other security experts, after the elections these politicians don’t collect the weapons from the youth that they give the weapons to and what do they do with them?

“They turn themselves into local mercenaries and terrorize people”.

Source: Starrfmonline.com

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