Ghana National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (GNACSA)

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 The National Commission on Small arms and Light Weapons is a Commission established by an Act of Parliament; Act 736 of 2007, under the Ministry of the Interior with the mandate to manage issues relating to small arms, particularly their misuse, easy accessibility, illegal production and cross boundary movement. It has the role of coordinating all efforts at the fight against the proliferation of illicit arms in Ghana. This is expected to lead to the reduction of importation, exportation, manufacture and transfer of illicit small arms, as well as the reduction in gun violence to the barest minimum to enhance the peace, safety and security in Ghana.


The governance arrangement of the Commission is as follows:

The Ministry of the Interior provides the political oversight role, while the Governing Board is responsible for Policy and Strategy.

The daily administration and technical operations of the Commission is headed by the Executive Secretary.




To contribute towards the building of peace and security in Ghana by effective control of Small Arms and Light Weapons and related materials.




To prevent and combat the proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons and related materials in the country through advocacy, public sensitisation and formulation of appropriate policies in close collaboration with stakeholders.