The Executive Secretary of the Ghana National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Afia Azaratu Yakubu, says the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the country is a source of worry.
She noted that the phenomenon, if not curbed, has the tendency to fuel violent extremism.
Madam Yakubu observed that Ghana’s neighbours are suffering the scourge of such activities, a situation which has necessitated a number of interventions by government and security agencies to nip it in the bud.
Madam Yakubu said this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), between her organisation and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), at Broadcasting House in Accra.
She indicated the MOU has become necessary, owing to the fact that GBC, as the voice of the nation, has a track record of churning out accurate information and as a strategic partner, serves as an interface between the government, its agencies and the public.
The Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Prof. Amin Alhassan, was grateful for the confidence reposed in the Corporation.
He said as two state institutions, the onus lies on them to source funding to champion the cause of curbing the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Prof. Alhassan stressed that GBC has a responsibility of ensuring the maintenance of peace through such partnership.