June 28, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Abokobi/Madina Alhaji Amadu Sorogho, is urging the Executive Secretary of the Narcotic Control Board (NACOB) Yaw Akrasi Sarpong not to bow to publish pressure to mention names of politicians who intend to use drug monies to sponsor political activities come 2012 elections.

The NACOB Boss in an interview with Joy FM said his outfit has ample evidence indicating that some politicians intend to finance their campaign activities in the 2012 general elections with proceeds from narcotics trade.

He warned that political parties planning any such acts would be hunted down and prosecuted.

But the NACOB Boss after his pronouncement on the drug menace has come under attacks especially from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) who believe the drug menace is a national issue hence should not be politicized.

However speaking on Adom FM, the Member of Parliament for Abokobi/Madina, Amadu Sorogho, states that he is opposed to the names of the politicians being made public particularly when the NACOB Boss had indicated that he is picking leads and still monitoring the identified persons.

He says it is important that the NACOB Boss is allowed enough time to do the necessary investigations into the issue to unravel the persons behind the drug menace in Ghana.

Hon. Amadu Sorogho adds that the drug menace is an issue that needs a holistic approach from all Ghanaians irrespective of their political affiliation and called for a concerted effort to fight the illegal trade.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh