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Woyongo assures Ghanaians security is government’s priority

Mark Woyongo

Against the backdrop of recent gun-related busts in Ghana, as well as impending election, Mark Woyongo, the Minister of Interior, emphasized government’s commitment to prioritize security particularly in this election year in an interview with Ghana News Agency.

Some of the weapons retrieved for a house at Alabar, Kumasi - Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor

Some of the weapons retrieved for a house at Alabar, Kumasi — Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor

“Arms proliferation in our country has become a reality; it’s no longer a myth. It is true that arms are coming into our country and we should all be concerned about it. What happened in the Ashanti region is a wakeup call that our security agencies would have to be extra vigilant and work hard” he said.

Some of the ammunition retrieved from the impounded truck - CitiFMonline

Some of the ammunitions retrieved from the impounded truck — CitiFMonline

The Minister commended the security agencies for a yeoman’s job done and also implored the public to volunteer information with regard to movement of illegal arms and ammunition.

The carefully engineered compartment where the ammunition was concealed - CitiFMonline

The carefully engineered compartment where the ammunitions were concealed — CitiFMonline

Last month alone, Ghana’s Custom officers at Aflao in the Volta Region impounded a Nigerian registered truck carrying thousands of short cartridges while the Manhyia Divisional Command in the Ashanti Region retrieved guns with ammunitions from a house at Alabar, a suburb of Kumasi.


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