The National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons has destroyed a total of 1,194 confiscated weapons at the Sekondi Prisons Park.
These weapons were confiscated in the Western and Western North Regions.
Speaking at a ceremony before the incineration of these weapons, Executive Secretary for the Commission, Jones Applerh said about 89.5% of the weapons seized were foreign-made.
According to him, the situation worryingly contradicts this year’s national composition of 94. 9%
He noted that the Commission has taken an aggressive campaign to eradicate the possession of illicit weapons in Ghana, especially for the elections.
Deputy Western Regional Minister, Gifty Eugenia Kusi urged the public to commit to peace, as government does its bid to protect the people.
She explained that the proliferation and misuse of small arms lead to decreasing human safety and security.
Board Chairman of the Commission, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso urged the nation not to compromise its peace.
In July 2020, Ghana was ranked the third most peaceful country in Sub-Saharan Africa by the Global Peace Index.
He wants this position upheld especially as the December general election approaches.