Ghana has been ranked with unenviable spot of being the third most important transit hub for cocaine in Africa.
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This was revealed in a new report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. This puts Ghana behind the West African neighbours Nigeria and South Africa.
The report also listed Ghana among the top four countries on the continent as the origin of cannabis to other parts the world.
The revelations came to light on the occasion of World Drugs Day which was celebrated in many countries.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the event, the Greater Accra regional commander for the Narcotics Control Board, Roger Vanderpuije called on the necessary state actors to pass needed legislation to help the drugs enforcement agency do its work diligently.
“I humbly call on the government, as a matter of urgency, to pass the Narcotics Control Commission Bill 2015 to give NACOB more powers to effectively do their work,” he stated.
We call on everybody to be part of this crusade against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking because it is destroying our children, the society and denting the image of the country internationally,” he added.
The theme for 2017’s celebration was ‘Listen First.’
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