Cameroon News Today-CNT-The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo has defended the Bill that deals with the regulation of International Trade in relations to Conventional Arms.
The Bill N° 1014/PJL/AN will authorize the President of the Republic; Paul Biya to ratify the Arms Treaty adopted in New York in 2013 and enforced in 2014 was at the center of a question and answer session this Wednesday November 22.
The defense Minister responded to questions from the Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the House Chamber of the National Assembly.
The Arms related bill when adopted will reinforce the strategies of regulating arms in Cameroon. This will be done in relation with the import, export, transit and dealings of conventional arms in Cameroon that could be used by individuals in sponsoring terrorist activities or to destabilize the peace and unity of the country.
Following the socio-political situation in the North West and South West regions and the threat posed by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the Northern regions of the country, the scrutinization and adoption of this bill would go a long way to help the defense forces in combating terrorism and high level criminality.