Security analyst Irbard Ibrahim has called for the regulation of the activities of local gun manufacturers in the country.
According to him, this will go a long way in reducing fatal clashes among various groups in the country.
In an interview with UniversNews, Mr. Irbard Ibrahim noted that work needed to be worked on the porosity of our borders as well as an efficient monitory of the activities of local gun manufacturers.
“…we should work on the porosity of our borders and let’s duly license them and regulate their activities”.
Mr. Irbard Ibrahim further said that although the “cash-for-cash” initiative by the Ghana Police Service was brilliant, it couldn’t yield the results it was aimed at.
He alleged that some of the local gun manufacturers turned the initiative into a trade as they use the cash from the initiative to purchase more guns for more cash.
The security analyst also revealed that a recommendation was once made to government for the licensing of local gun manufacturers to allow government track the buyers but has been ignored.
“…it was recommended that local artisans who have the expertise to craft these guns be regularized so that the government can take a stock of inventory on how many guns they manufactured in a month and who their patrons are. But these thoughts unfortunately fell on deaf ear over the years leading to guns falling the wrong hands”.
Story by: Mariam Akofa Baah|universnewsroom.com