The financial analyst says he supports the idea to legalize and export marijuana to shore up an ailing economy.
Financial analyst, Sidney Casely-Hayford has indicated that he supports the idea of George Boateng, the man who intends challenging President John Mahama in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries, to legalize and export marijuana to shore up an ailing economy.
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Though Section 5 (1) of the Narcotic Drugs Control and Enforcement and Sanctions Law stipulates that: “No person shall without lawful authority or excuse smoke, sniff, consume, inject in his body or otherwise administer narcotic drug on his body”, Mr Boateng after picking up nomination forms told Joy News he will legalize the substance and give import licenses to wee exporters so that Ghana can export wee and earn more currency for its development.”
Mr Casely-Hayford speaking on Citi FM’s The Big Issue on Saturday remarked that he was in support of the idea.
“Let’s export wee. I support it. I like his [George Boateng’s] policy of exporting wee,” he said.
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George Boateng, a 45-year old former Oyarifa Branch Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress has been in the news after he declared his intentions to contest President Mahama in the party’s November 7 primaries.
The aspirant has since been engaged in verbal articulations with some members of the party, especially Mr Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the party, who described him as having a mental disorder.
Majority leader of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has asked Mr. Boateng to “rethink” because he is not only “a comic relief” but a recipe for anarchy in Ghana.
NDC national executives have ruled out the possibility of allowing him contest President Mahama, arguing the forms he bought were draft copies.
Meanwhile, Mr Boateng has stated that he will pick new forms from the party’s headquarters on Monday.
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