Obasanjo, Annan to Meet with Ghana's President Over Drug Challenges


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The Chairman of the West Africa Commission on Drugs, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Mr. Kofi Annan, are to meet with the Ghanaian President and Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mr. John Mahama, to discuss regional responses to the growing drugs threat in West Africa.

In June, the West Africa Commission on Drugs concluded that drug trafficking, consumption and production in West Africa undermines institutions, threatens public health and damages development efforts.
It called on West African governments to reform drug laws and policies and decriminalise low-level and non-violent drug offences.

“ECOWAS is uniquely placed to urge West African governments to collaborate and make common cause against the threat posed by drugs,” Obasanjo said.

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Source: #ThisDayLive


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