The National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (NACSA) is calling for increased security alertness ahead of the 2020 polls.

This follows a statement by the Ghana Police Service which identifies some 4098 areas across the country as hotspots prone to violence during the December 7, polls.

Speaking in Accra at the launch of an anti-electoral violence campaign dubbed ‘Ballots without Bullets’ on Thursday, Executive Secretary of the Commission, Jones Borteye Applerh, emphasised that the proliferation of arms in the country calls for urgent action, especially in the Ashanti Region.

The Region tops the list with 635 flashpoints on the Police Service’s statement.

“I think we should do more, in as much as several security agencies are undertaking exercises in response to the vice. Because what we see in the media space gives us indications that people have weapons in Ghana” he noted.

Mr. Applerh also advised the general public to actively engage in reporting threats of violence before, during, and after the elections in order to maintain peace in the country.

“What the declaration means is that, if these areas are not put under critical observation, something might happen. So the essence of this campaign is to teach Ghanaians not to be quiet, irrespective of their political affiliations.

“We are Ghanaians first before our political persuasions come in, but that shouldn’t divide us because elections are just means to selecting leaders” he said.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission (EC) has also assured Ghanaians of its commitment to deliver a peaceful election.

It says it is collaborating with security agencies to avoid tensions on election day.