- Nene Ogah Osuagbo I has called on government to set build an Indian Hemp Industrial Plant for them as part of the One-District One-Factory (1D1F) policy
- The chief of Great Ametafor, one of the towns in the Shai Osudoku Traditional Area said his traditional area should be considered for such a factory
- He added that they have fertile lands for the cultivation of Indian hemp known in local parlance as wee
The chief of Great Ametafor one of the towns in the Shai Osudoku Traditional Area, Nene Ogah Osuagbo I has called on government to set build an Indian Hemp Industrial Plant for them as part of the One-District One-Factory (1D1F) policy.
Nene Ogah Osuagbo I said that his traditional area should be considered for such a factory if it gets to their turn to get a factory from government's 1D1F programme because they have fertile lands for the cultivation of Indian hemp known locally as wee
Speaking at a matriculation ceremony of Dr. Nyakotey College of Holistic Medicine, the chief, who is in charge development for the Osudoku Traditional Area, said he believes a factory to help process the hemp must be established there to ease poverty.
"Plants like Ghana hemp (Marijuana) also have very high medicinal or industrial uses. Ghana Hemp farmers are agri-business men and women who are into job creation and poverty reduction. They are not ‘ganja’ smokers. Tobacco farmers are not cigarette smokers. Licensed importers and manufacturers of guns are not armed robbers,” he said.
He added that the protocol which resulted in the establishment of the Atomic Energy Plant and the school of Nuclear Allied Sciences of the College of Basic and Applied Science of the University of Ghana are sufficient pointers to the fact that the country can comfortably accommodate an Hemp Industrial Plant and a School of Hemp and Allied Integrative Medical Studies which he believes would be of great benefit.
In other news, Former president John Dramani Mahama has expressed confidence in returning to the Presidency, insisting he wants to “fix the mess” created by the Akufo-Addo government.
According to him, all the that governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has done is to plunge the country into hardship.
Mahama was speaking to some supporters of the opposition NDC during his visit to the Oti region on Monday, September 2, 2019.
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