Ghana: Security personnel trained in marking and record keeping

In Accra, Ghana, personnel from across the security sector including the armed forces, police and the National Commission on Small Arms, were trained in firearms marking and record keeping from 7-9 March. The training was facilitated by the Regional Centre for Small Arms and Light Weapons (RECSA), in collaboration with the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons and the Ministry of Interior. Jones Applerh of the National Commission stressed the importance of marking and the maintenance of effective databases of legal guns and transfers, "so that any illegally diverted weapons could be traced to the point of diversion". The closing ceremony was chaired by Mr. Baffour Dokyi Amoa of the National Commission and the West African Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA), who emphasised the importance of marking and record keeping as part of Ghana's commitment to the UN Programme of Action on small arms (PoA).
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