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


The Commission as part of its mandate is expected to mobilise resources to procure equipment/logistics such as scanners and metal detectors for Security Agencies manning the borders to enable them control the borders effectively. The Commission with the support of the ECOWAS Small Arms Control Programme [ECOSAP] procured some logistics including tents, motorcycles and torch lights in 2008 for the Ghana Immigration Service for its border control unit. The NACSA as part of its border management programmes organises training for security personnel manning the borders for effective control. Also, education and awareness raising events are to be organised at border communities to sensitise the inhabitants on the dangers of the proliferation and trafficking of small arms. The inhabitants are to be sensitised on the need to watch out for smugglers of arms through unapproved routes as well as assist the Security Agencies to bring smugglers or abusers of arms to book.