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Malawi. 2010 ‘Stockpile Management, Collection and Disposal.’ National Report of Malawi 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 3, p. 5. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations. 18 June

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Stockpile Management, Collection and Disposal

National records of legally owned firearms are kept by the Firearms Registrar. Currently there are about 10,000 legally owned firearms. Despite the system not being fully computerized information on legal firearms is easy to access.

The Firearms Control Policy that is under development as well as the Firearms Act that is to be reviewed seeks to ensure that proper records are kept. This will call for an establishment of a National Database that is in line with the SADC standards. The process to introduce a National Database is at advanced stage.

Guide lines for management of state owned firearms exist. However there is need for the Malawi Police Service in liaison with other armed organs of government including immigration, prison services, MDF, parks and wildlife and statutory co-operations that own firearms to conduct regular stocks of firearms in their possession.

[SADC = Southern African Development Community]

ID: Q4630

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