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Uganda. 2006 ‘Collection and Disposal.’ National Report of Uganda on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations. 1 July
6. Collection and Disposal
In May 2006 Uganda destroyed over 50,000 SALW by smelting. These weapons were collected through seizures by national security agencies, voluntary and amnesty programmes. These weapons included stockpiles owned by the military and police that had been rendered obsolete, redundant or unservicable.
Public awareness activities, including a press tour of the destruction process and a press conference, were conducted to raise public awareness about SALW issues and reduction and control measures. This large-scale destruction comes after the public destruction of 3000 SALW on 26th September 2005, as one of the activities to mark the launching of the National Action Plan.
Preparations have been completed to destroy 300 tons of redundant, seized and obsolete ammunition and explosives in the state possession.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]