Rwanda-Small arms-Protocol
Rwanda commits to full implementation of small arms control protocol

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) Rwanda is committed to applying best practices for full implementation of the Nairobi Protocol on Small Arms by destroying all light weapons and explosives that are dangerous, the secretary general in the Rwandan ministry of Internal Security, Joseph Mutaboba said here Tuesday.

Mutaboba who was presiding over a one-day workshop aimed at sensitizing senior government officials on the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) on arms control and management, at Hotel Novotel in Kigali, said that as a sign of commitment to the protocol, Rwanda destroyed about 7500 light weapons and over 160 tones of explosives in July this year.

"With the ratification of the Nairobi protocol in February 2005, the government of Rwanda is committed to applying best practices in the protocol by destroying all light weapons to ensure that the world becomes a better place to live in," Mutaboba said, pointing out that Rwanda is the first of the 12 countries signatory to the Nairobi Protocol to revise and enforce a national arms registration system and will not falter in its commitment in the fight against the proliferation of dangerous weapons and ammunitions.

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