[ 2012-06-02 ]
The spread of illicit weapons causes conflicts - Mr Alhassan
Accra, June 1, GNA –Mr Abdulai Baba Alhassan,
Executive Director of the Foundation for
Reconciliation and Democracy (FORDEM), has said
the spread of illegal weapons has been the cause
of conflicts in some parts of the country.
He said many Ghanaians use their limited resources
to buy arms instead of using them to support and
developed their children.
A statement signed by the Executive Director said
many in the three Northern Regions were still
carrying illegal weapons and that threatens the
socio-economic development and the national
security of the country.
The statement said: “Majority of our people are
wasting big sums of money on arms without any
benefits, more importantly, conflicts cannot be
the last resource to peace, dialogue is the best
way of making peace.”
It said law was a basic requirement for any social
structure that guarantees the right of all classes
of individuals in accordance with the welfare of
the public accompanied by behavioral
implementation of its various codes.
“As Ghanaians, we must not allow our justice
system to be weakened by any selfish
It said the laws of Ghana were more supreme than
every individual and that Ghanaians must be fully
committed to the best interest of the laws.
“Ghana is a country that all of us cherished and
must demonstrate our profound commitment to nation
building rather than promoting conflicts that
jeopardizes the future prospects of the future
generation. Conflicts leave indelible scars of
untold suffering and separation and hardships,” it
It appealed to the people of Dagbon, Bawku and Wa
to promote peace instead of violence saying
“enough is enough, we are one people in the same
Source - GNA
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