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Stonebwoy-Shatta Wale Gun Saga: What Ghana Laws Say about Ownership or Possession of Arms or Ammunition


Ghanaian musician Stonebwoy pulled a gun while on stage at the recently-held VGMA 2019 after Shatta Wale decided to storm the space with his entourage.

Ghana has laws governing the purchase, and use of arms and ammunition.

Today, PlugTimes.com takes a look at the Section 3 of Ghana’s Arms and Ammunition Act – 1972 (NRCD 9) and what it talks about:

Check it below:

Section – 3 – Change of Ownership or Possession of Arms or Ammunition to be Registered.

(1) No person who possesses arms or ammunition in accordance with a valid permit granted under section 2 shall at any time sell, dispose or part with the possession of those arms or ammunition to any other person until-

(a) he has applied in writing to the Inspector-General of Police for permission to do so; and

(b) the Inspector-General of Police has granted such permission, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit.

(2) Where the Inspector-General of Police grants permission in accordance with subsection (1), the holder of the permit shall surrender it to the issuing authority who shall thereupon re-register the arms or ammunition in the name of the new holder thereof, amend the permit accordingly, and deliver the permit to the new holder.

(3) A permit delivered to a new holder in accordance with subsection (2) shall continue in force in accordance with its original terms and such additional conditions as the Inspector-General of Police may impose, and shall continue in force until the date of expiry originally specified therein.

Source: Yaw Sarpong | PlugTimes.com


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