CARACAS.— The governmental strategy
to combat the use of arms in Venezuela has achieved
favorable results since its initiation on September
The Venezuelan Minister of the
Interior, Justice and Peace, Carmen Meléndez, stated
that citizens have voluntarily handed over 1,038
weapons, as part of the National Disarmament Plan.
She reiterated the call to
Venezuelan authorities to support the project, and
stated that a percentage of the weapons will be used
to make screws for Venezuela’s Great Housing Mission.
The National Voluntary Disarmament
Plan was approved by President Nicolás Maduro, on
September 21, during International Pace Day
There are currently dozens of
disarmament centers in operation across the country,
where people can voluntarily hand over their weapons.
For the Bolivarian government every
dangerous weapon taken out of circulation is one
less chance for violence, death and crime.
The objective of the Plan is to
disarm people in order to build a peaceful country.
The project forms part of Venezuela’s "Gran Misión A
Toda Vida" created in 2012 in response to the
country security problems.