By Jenneh Borbor
President George Weah on a campaign trail in central Liberia said Wednesday hae has done more to fight illicit drug in the country during his footballing years and now as President.
The President was responding to opposition criticism that his administration is responsible for the spread and use of narcotic sand other banned substances. In response, Weah said its elections propaganda.
He told supporters to be aware of misleading information and not to be distracted by people he described as failed politicians.
Speaking in the Gbenquelleh District in Bong county, the President explained the issue of drug is an old age problem in Liberia and as such his government not be held responsible.
“Drug has been around since I was a child and they use to call it ten- ten and even the past government in 2014 planned to close down the Palm Grooves cemetery in central Monrovia because it was at the time harboring illegal drugs users. I told them to respect the dead at the time.
“I do not know what they call Kush but all I know is football and I will not support or bring in such bad things in the Country.”
Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia are grappling with an increasing number of young people becoming addicted to a substance known as kush or K2.
It’s a substance rolled up and smoked like a cigarette or cannabis. But the illegal synthetic drug known as kush is not to be mistaken with the synonymous marijuana strain.
Rising cases in Mano River Sub region have shown that the drug is dangerous: After a few puffs, the consumer is left stoned, unable to stand upright.