The National Security has warned that the misuse of arms poses a danger to peace and security in the country.
The caution was given as part of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign.
In a message, the Ministry of National Security said “The misuse of arms is a danger to our peace and security. Say ‘No’ to illicit arms in Ghana. See Something, say something, Be vigilant.”
The Ministry of National Security last year launched a citizens’ awareness campaign aimed at protecting the country against terrorist attacks.
The campaign, dubbed: “See something, say something”, encourages the public to be vigilant of the activities of suspicious characters and report such activities and characters to security agencies.
The launch formed part of the ministry’s border counter-terrorism strategy aimed at sensitising the public to terrorism threats and encouraging the citizenry to collaborate with state security agencies to reduce the threat of terrorism in the country.
As part of the campaign, a toll-free number — 999 — has been provided for citizens to swiftly report suspicious activities to state security authorities or use the emergency contacts and social media platforms of the Ghana Police Service to draw the attention of state agencies to unusual activities within their communities.
Where mobile connectivity is a challenge, locals are to report suspicious activities to their local police, traditional leaders, opinion leaders, heads of faith-based organisations and leaders of political parties who could expedite action to arrest any threat of terrorism attack situation.