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Mozambique. 2010 ‘Record Keeping.’ National Report of Mozambique 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 B.3, pp. 14-15. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Mozambique to the United Nations. 1 January

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Record Keeping

Currently the Government of Mozambique has a manual system of record keeping. There are around 4,000 civilian licenses for firearms ownership held by the Department of Public Security and Order of the Polícia de Republica de Moçambique (PRM). Government owned weapons are also registered with the national register.

The manual nature of the current system does place serious restrictions on the capacity of the PRM to trace the providence of a weapon both nationally and regionally, in cooperation with SADC [Southern African Development Community] member states.

In response to the present limitations for tracing posed by the manual record keeping system, in the 3rd quarter of 2009, the Government of Mozambique's Inter-Ministerial Commission to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate Illicit Trafficking in Small Arms and Light Weapons and United Nations Development Programme reactivated their cooperation with the Brazilian NGO Viva Rio, towards the development of an integrated, digitized firearms register…

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