This must be a chief who does not want any development to come to his area! Ghanaians irrationally fear a lot of things but our worst fears are reserved for homos*xuals and weed.
Those two things, in the eyes of Ghanaians, are the worst sins anyone can commit.
So when a chief says he wants weed factories to be built in his catchment area then perhaps he doesn’t want the development at all because no one is going to do that.
The chief in question is Nene Ogah Osuagbo I, Chief of Great Ametafor in the Shai Osudoku Traditional Area of the Greater Accra Region.
He is reported to have called on government to establish a marijuana factory in his area as part of the one district one factory policy.
“I want to seek permission from you to use this platform to provoke a thought; a thought which many Ghanaian know is the obvious way to go but for fear of name-calling and populist backlash, they are unwilling to speak to it openly,” the chief said.
“God in his omnipotent wisdom upon creating all things found that they were good…and declared that we use the properties of flora as food and medicine. Scientific research also alludes to many benefits that could be derived from harnessing and ultilising plants for food and industrial use.
“Plants like Ghana hemp (Marijuana) also have very high medicinal or industrial uses.
He added; “The protocol which resulted in the successful 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 at Kwabenya are sufficient pointers to the fact that we can comfortably accommodate a Ghana Hemp Industrial Plant and a School of Hemp and Allied Integrative Medical Studies which I know the benefits far outweigh the temporary associated health hazards,”