The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Koans Building Solutions, Mr. Kofi Anokye has bemoaned surge in discussion concerning marijuana legalisation in the country.
According to Mr Anokye, Ghana already possesses numerous untapped avenues for revenue generation.
He questioned the wisdom of jeopardising the future of the country’s children by venturing into uncharted territory that comes with documented dangers.
“Throughout history, from Guggisburg to Dr Kwame Nkrumah, our fertile land has yielded the finest cocoa, cashew nuts, maize, oil palm, and other crops with minimal risks and challenges,” he said.
“We have the technical knowledge and infrastructure to capitalise on these cash crops if we are serious about maximising their benefits,” he said.
“It troubles me that the conversation is not centered around cultivating more cocoa, oil palm, cassava, maize, and other crops that thrive here and can generate substantial income without endangering our children,” he noted.
“Pursuing an alternative with inherent dangers is illogical,” Mr Anokye asserted.
He further asked whether Ghana had fully maximised the benefits derived from its existing resources such as oil, gold, diamond, timber, and bauxite, to the point where the legalisation of marijuana has become a necessity.
Mr Anokye emphasised the importance of focusing on optimizing the potential of these established crops and shifting attention away from the cannabis debate.
He highlighted the risks associated with marijuana and the absence of guaranteed success in its cultivation.
“We should concentrate on what we already possess; they are more than sufficient,” he concluded.