A 4-day capacity building training on ‘Arms Identification and Tracing’ was held in Accra for Security Agencies and Officers of the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons.

The workshop, which was conducted by Conflict Armament Research (CAR) begun on Monday, 23rd August through to Thursday, 26th August 2021.

The purpose of the workshop was to enhance the capacity of various relevant institutions in Ghana to be able to trace illicit weapons found at crime scene or seized to ascertain the source of these weapons.

Participants were taken through the process of identifying and tracing illicit weapons.

While addressing the participants, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mr. Jones Applerh, reiterated the importance of combating, preventing and eradicating the proliferation of arms and encouraged them to use the knowledge acquired in their respective roles.

On the occasion, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong Manso, expressed his gratitude towards CAR and financial donor German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) for their continuous support.

He also revealed the Commission’s willingness and readiness towards working more together on future projects.

Participants were awarded certificates after the training.