Steps are being put in place to clamp down on the proliferation of small weapons especially as the November general elections begin.
According to the small arms commission some targeted communities in Ghana remained flashpoints of potential conflict during the elections as police over the past months continue to retrieved and seized weapons from civilians. The executive secretary of the commission, Jones Applerh, has revealed the need for there to be emergency steps to clamp down on the proliferation warning that the election period puts Ghana's security on a high alert.
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The elections have been slated for November 7, 2016.