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MAP - Drugnews - Ghana

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Published: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:25:36 -0700

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Ghana: Editorial: When A Chief Oversteps His Bounds

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT

Ghanaian Chronicle, 29 Jun 2011 - The Story Is Not Only Bizarre, It Is Scandalous. Information From Ejisu Bisease in the Ashanti Region Indicates That the Chief of The Town, Nana Akwasi Acheampong, Has Incurred the Wrath of Teachers In the Town, Following a Severe Beating He Allegedly Inflicted on A Teacher, on What May Be a Trumped-Up Charge. An Accra daily newspaper reported yesterday that Mr. Francis Carter, a French teacher of the local Municipal Assembly Junior High School, took some friends to a drinking spot in town. While the teacher and his guests were taking it easy, a man appeared and claimed that he could smell the scent of marijuana, known in local parlance as 'wee'.

Ghana: Editorial: The Unsung Heroes

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Guide, 05 Aug 2008 - The Ghana Police Service could pass for the most tongue-lashed public organization in the country. Anytime this foremost security agency falters as could any other human institution, most Ghanaians are quick to attack them especially on the airwaves. With the current reign of freedom of expression, many Ghanaians are able to contribute their views on national issues.

Ghana: Editorial: War Against Crime

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 07:00:00 GMT

The Ghanaian Times, 07 Jul 2008 - THE arrest of 157 suspected criminals and drug peddlers in parts of Accra recently marks a watershed in the effort of the security agencies to rid the society of miscreants. The alleged criminals were arrested at their hideouts in a dawn swoop in a joint police/military exercise at Alajo, Avenor, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Abossey Okai, Darkuman, Cable and Wireless, Neoplan Station and La Wireless, all in Accra.

Ghana: War On Drugs Intensifies- As America's DEA Sets Up

Fri, 20 Jun 2008 07:00:00 GMT

The Statesman, 20 Jun 2008 - Government has intensified efforts to fight the drug menace which is giving the nation a bad image in the international world. The establishment of an office in Accra by America's Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to provide greater impetus for the fight.

Ghana: Corruption, Lack Of Resources Hamper Fight Against Drugs

Thu, 27 Mar 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Graphic, 27 Mar 2008 - US State Department says corruption and lack of resources are seriously impeding Ghana's efforts to deal with the drug menace. It observed that the 2006 narcotics scandal involving allegations of official complicity in narcotics trafficking complicated "Ghana's efforts to combat the drug trade but served to focus public attention on the growing problem".

Ghana: Drug Control Efforts Should Focus More On Health Than Crime

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 07:00:00 GMT

The Accra Daily Mail, 14 Mar 2008 - The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has urged measures to address the "image problem" of global drug control efforts, which he says tend to focus more on the criminality of the problem and not enough on health-related issues. UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa told the 51st session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs - the central policy-making body within the UN system dealing with illicit drugs and the governing body for UNODC's drugs-related work - that it is time to move beyond just containing the problem and move forward in the fight against drug abuse.

Ghana: Ghana Produces Narcotic Drugs - Dr Asare

Wed, 05 Mar 2008 08:00:00 GMT

The Accra Daily Mail, 05 Mar 2008 - Contrary to the assertion that Ghana was just a transit point for illicit drugs and not a production country, Dr Joseph Bediako Asare, a member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says the Board suspects there is small scale manufacture of cocaine and heroin in the country. He said there was overwhelming evidence of the availability of the chemicals used in producing illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin and amphetamine type stimulants in Ghana. These chemicals are used to refine the coca and opium, which are imported into the country.

Ghana: More Laws Needed To Tackle Drug Abuse

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 08:00:00 GMT

Public Agenda, 03 Mar 2008 - The Director of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Akwasi Osei, has called on Parliament and other stakeholders to pass more stringent laws to curb the drug menace in the country. According to him most of the laws on drugs in the country mainly deal with hard drugs such as cocaine, marijuana and heroine even though there are equally dangerous substances being used by people in the country.

Ghana: Column: Getting High On Lies And Insults

Mon, 04 Feb 2008 08:00:00 GMT

The Statesman, 04 Feb 2008 - It has gotten to the point that NDC presidential candidate, John Evans Atta Mills has to come on radio, from his temporary base in South Africa, to say "I'm not speaking from a cemetery. I'm talking to you from my hotel room. I'm well and fit. Atta Mills is not dead!" From discussions at bars afterwards, not even his own voice could kill the suspicion created by the minacious mind which pulled that practical joke on the NDC. That is how ridiculously scurrilous this year's political campaign has gotten. A baseless, mean, reckless but probably orchestrated story is posted on the web (ghanaweb) that the NDC flagbearer is dead. A couple of radio stations pick it up and without cross-checking put it out there. They attribute it to the website and believe, as usual, that alone exonerates them from claim or blame! This has been the metastasis route in Ghana which guarantees that every lie designed to butcher the character of our leaders spreads and spreads like a cancer with the hope that it malignantly destroys the entire career of those who have chosen to pursue national service at the very top.