Small arms are a security threat

| Updated Nov 16, 2017 at 7:42pm



A security analyst at the Kofi Annan Peace Keeping Center, Dr. Kwesi Anin, says wide circulation of unregistered small arms and explosives in the country threatens the security of the nation. He disclosed that, more than 2.3 million unregistered small arms are currently circulating in the country and mentioned Kasoa in the Central Region as a major transit point.

Dr. Anin further revealed that Ghana is the highest importer of industrial explosives on the African continent. He warned that, unless urgent measures are put in place to control the circulation of arms and political hooliganism, the nation will see more violence in 2020.

Dr. Anin was speaking on youth vigilantism at a public lecture at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale today. The lecture was organized by NORSAAC, a civil society organization based in Tamale, as part of its fifteenth anniversary celebration. It highlighted the menace of youth vigilantism which has assumed alarming proportions and is sometimes violent.

Story: Murtala Issah