Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Tanzania. 2010 ‘Computerisation of Civilian Owned Firearms.’ National Report of Tanzania 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 3.0. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations. 1 May
1. Computerization of civilian owned firearms
The United Republic of Tanzania has more than 93,500 civilian owned firearms. The records were manually maintained since independence. In order to have an up to date records we started feeding the records in a computerized database since 2006. Up to now we have captured about 61,000 out of 93,500 and exercise is ongoing.
Apart from civilian owned firearms we have documented firearms owned by various financial and government institutions namely; the bank of Tanzania, the Wildlife department, the Tanzania National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
When funds are available we intend to document other areas like the security Guards Companies, the Forestry department, Fisheries and local governments.