Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Ghana. 2016 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of the Republic of Ghana 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 7, pp. 4-5. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Ghana to the United Nations. 29 March
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
14. Does your country take measures to ensure that all SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces for their own use are duly marked? YES
14.1. Describe the markings that are applied to government held stocks.
Markings that are applied to government held stocks are done in accordance with Article 18 of the ECOWAS Convention on SALW. The markings are applied per this sequence: ECOWAS Logo, Country Code, Institutional Code, Unit Code, Serial number of the Weapon, and a counter.
16. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
16.1. What records relating to SALW are kept by the State (e.g. manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by State agencies such as the armed forces etc)?
All records such as imports & exports, brokering, Licensing, records on arms dealers are kept by the appropriate authorities.
16.2. How long does the government keep such records?
A minimum of 15 years but there are plans to put in place for an integrated systems automation for these records.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons; ECOWAS = Economic Community of West African States]