Mahama approved import of weapons 2 days before exit – Govt

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John Mahama
John Mahama

The Mahama government gave the authorisation for the importation of the cache of weapon intercepted at the Tema port, the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah disclosed Thursday.

The authorisation, according to the information, was by a letter issued to the importer on the 5th of January 2017, two clear days to the end of the Mahama administration.

The letter was signed by the former deputy Minister of Interior during the former NDC administration, James Agalga.

Citing the letter at a press conference in Accra, Oppong Nkrumah said ex-NDC administration led by former President John Mahama granted “M/s Yadco Ghana” the permit to import 20,000 cases of 500 pieces of Shotgun cartridges, 4,000 pieces of hunting shotguns and 500  boxes of percussion caps in the country.

“We find it strange that the very persons who issued the permit for the importation of these arms will today turn around and say that the Akufo Addo administration has issued permits and therefore has to take the security situation of this country a lot more seriously than it is doing now,” he said.

The disclosure comes as the NDC  is raising concerns over the importation ammunitions into the country at a time it is grappling with “the threat of terrorism on our northern frontier, pervasive vigilantism and unmitigated armed robberies across the length and breadth of our country.”

Source: Daily Mail Gh

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