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.
“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.
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.
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.