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IN exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary responsible for the Interior by section 2 of the Public Order Decree, 1972 (NRCD 68) this Instrument is made this 2nd day of July, 1986.

Section 1— Prohibition of Manufacture, Possession and Carrying of Arms.

No person shall manufacture, possess or carry any arms or ammunition within the Awudome and Peki Traditional Areas in the areas of authority of the Ho and Kpandu District Councils respectively.

Section 2— Military, Police and Prisons Personnel on Duty Exempted.

Paragraph 1 of this Instrument shall not apply to the following: 

(a) a member of the Armed Forces on duty;

(b) a member of the Police Force on duty;  

(c) a member of the Prisons Service on duty;

(d) a person duly authorised in writing by the Secretary responsible for the Interior.

Section 3—Deposit of Arms and Ammunition with the Police.

(1) Any person who on the coming into force of this instrument is in possession of any arms or ammunition within the Awudome and Peki Traditional Areas shall on the coming into force of this Instrument deposit such arms and ammunition with the Officer-in-Charge of the nearest Police Station.

(2) The police officer-in-charge of the police station where any arms or ammunition are deposited shall register, label and store properly all such arms or ammunition deposited and he shall be personally held liable for any loss of or damage to any such arms or ammunition.

(3) Any arms or ammunition deposited under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall be returned to the persons entitled thereto when this Instrument is revoked or otherwise ceases to have effect.

Section 4—Police Officer to Arrest without Warrant.

A police officer may search or arrest without warrant any person whom he suspects on reasonable grounds of manufacturing, possessing or carrying arms or ammunition in contravention of the provisions of  this Instrument. 

Section 5—Offence.

A person who contravenes any provision of this Instrument commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding ˘5,000.00 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.

Section 6—Interpretation.

In this instrument:—

“ammunition” include explosives, all munitions of war and all materials for loading firearms;

“arms” includes firearms and offensive weapons of all descriptions, artillery, apparatus for the discharge of all kinds of projectiles, explosives or gas-diffusing flame-throwers,  bombs, grenades, machine-guns and rifled small-bore breech-loading weapons all of kinds, and includes also all parts of any of the foregoing;

“firearms” includes any gun, rifle, machine-gun, cap-gun, flint-lock gun or pistol, revolver, pistol cannon or other firearms and any air gun, air rifle or air pistol whether whole or in detached pieces;

“offensive weapon” means an article made or adapted for causing injury to the person or intended by the person having it with him for such use by him.


P.N.D.C. Member Responsible for the Interior



WHEREAS DELLA GUARDIA DIDIER, an alien, was convicted on 22nd April, 1986 at Ashanti Regional Tribunal of an offence punishable by imprisonment with the option of a fine.

AND WHEREAS the Chairman of the said Tribunal has recommended that the said DELLA GUARDIA DIDIER be deported and the recommendation has been concurred in by the Chief Justice.

NOW THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred on the PNDC Secretary responsible for the Interior by section 13 of the Aliens Act, 1963 (Act 160), the Order is made this 16th day of July, 1986.

DELLA GUARDIA DIDIER is hereby ordered to leave Ghana after the completion of his sentence and thereafter to remain out of Ghana.


PNDC Member Responsible for the Interior


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