The Interior Minister, Mr. Ambrose Dery on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 held discussion with the Board of the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons in Accra.
The meeting which was the first for this year, was to discuss issues paramount to the growth of the Commission including challenges and how they could be resolved.
It was also to foster a much closer and harmonious working relationship between the Ministry and the Commission to ensure effective delivery of their activities which will culminate into the attainment of the Commissions mandate.
Addressing members of the Board, Mr. Ambrose Dery, underscored the important role of the Commission in the development of the country.
According to him, with the proliferation of arms within the region and its associated problems, it was in the interest of the country to support the Commission to bring its expertise to bear in the control of guns.
“The role of the commission is extremely important in the control of guns. Ghana cannot do without the effort of the Commission” he said.
The Minister reaffirmed His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s confidence in the members of the Board and tasked them to work assiduously to make the country a better place for all.
Mr. Dery assured the board of his commitment and readiness to support them and for that matter, the Commission in that regard.
Mr. Paul Frimpong – Manso, Chairman of the Commission, on behalf of the members, extoled His Excellency, President Akufo-Addo for his role in the creation of the six new regions as well as the successful organisation of the final funeral rites of the late Yaa Na’s of Dagbon and subsequent installation of a new Yaa Na.
He also reiterated their appreciation to the President for the honour of serving on the Board and pledged their readiness to work at achieving the vision of the President of making the country safer and free from illicit guns.