Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Rwanda. 2010 ‘Import, Export and Transfer of SALW.’ National Report of Rwanda 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 10, p. 9. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations. 1 November
Import, Export and Transfer of SALW
The Government of Rwanda has no arms and ammunitions industries. The Ministry of Defense is responsible of importation of arms that the army uses while the Ministry of Internal Security controls the importation of arms for the Police,
other licensed public and private institutions and licensed civilians in conformity with the Law No 13/2000 of 14/06/2000 modifying the Decree - Law No 12/97 of 7th May, 1979 Concerning Firearms and Their Ammunitions.
In regard to the import, transport, trading and using explosives in mining industry, infrastructure development activities and public events such as fireworks this required an authorization given by the Minister of Internal Security on request by the Minister in charge of mines and quarries.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]