Suspend importation of arms – NDC tells gov’t

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The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has asked government to ban the importation of arms amidst the recent kidnappings, threats of terrorism, contract killings and vigilantism in the country.

Speaking to Atinka FM’s Kaakyire Ofori Ayim on Atinka AM Drive, Director of Communications, Kakra Essamuah, expressed the NDC’s displeasure over government’s decision to permit the recent importation of a large cache of arms into the country.

He noted that the importation of these arms will create tension and pressure on the general public.

“There are so many unsolved murders in the country. The assassination of Ahmed Suale, the murder of GHPA Manager, the kidnappings among others . In the midst of all these, importing such volume of ammunitions is not the best”, he added.

He pleaded with the government to suspend these imports until all these social cankers are managed.

Meanwhile, Head of Preventive of the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Joseph Oppong Aboagye, has refuted reports that a container loaded with guns including AK 47 assault rifles, arrived at the Tema Port.

He has assured the general public that no such weapons had been imported into the country and asked Ghanaians to threat such reports as false.

Mr. Joseph Oppong Aboagye said the items found in the container were identified and presented in corresponding documents.

“They were short guns, pump action with magazine, pump action without magazine, automatic pistol grip and pact pump action. They all use the same ammunition with 12 gauges. The total number of items was about 1,575 short guns and pop actions.” he said.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa