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NDC granted permit for importation of guns just before leaving place of work – Gov’t

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This was disclosed by the Information and facts Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on Thursday.

The Minister said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) accredited the importation of guns in advance of leaving office environment in January 2017.

In accordance to him, the permit was signed by the NDC’s then Deputy Minister for Inside, James Agalga on 5thJanuary 2017.

He uncovered that the Mahama administration granted the importer authorization to import 20,000 circumstances of 500 pieces of shotgun cartridges, 4,000 pieces of hunting shotguns and 500 bins of percussion caps.


Details Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

The allow, Mr. Nkrumah claimed, was granted on the blind facet of anyone.

“It is curious that immediately after the election of 2016, two days to the handing over on the 5th of January [2017] at a time of the changeover, this permit was issued on the blind aspect of everyone,” he disclosed.

The Minister’s assertion was in response to the NDC’s stance versus the latest importation of a significant cache of arms into the country.

Officers of Customs at the Tema Port very last Thursday detained a container carrying firearms.

The officers from Customs, the Bureau of Countrywide Investigations (BNI) and Port Stability presented defense for the container overnight when it was detained.

Studies on social media prompt the container experienced a load innovative guns including AK 47 assault rifles, but this was later refuted by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

Clarifying even further, Mr. Nkrumah claimed the consignment was duly inspected in accordance with typical follow.

He extra: “The state protection companies are ensuring that the consignment does not get into the arms of unauthorised people.”



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