Since 1987, the UN has used 26 June to reflect on a society free of drug abuse. West Africa has the peculiar distinction of being home to what the UN Office on Drugs & Crime considers one of the six evils of crime, which includes drug trafficking.
In this second show showcasing the advocacy of the West Africa Drug Policy Network, we will be speaking to three members of the Network who will help us count down to 26 June, and remind us of the importance of the “Support, don’t punish campaign”, which seeks to put a human face on those who take drugs.
Join us if you can at 1pm on 23 June, 2015.
· What has been the state of play of WADPN’s advocacy since last show in February?
· What is the “Support, don’t punish campaign”, and why is it important for WADPN’s advocacy?
· What are some of the Network’s upcoming activities?
· Is the Ghanaian public ready to accept a society free of drug abuse?
· How instrumental has the West Africa Commission on Drugs been to WADPN’s advocacy?
Guests in the studio:
Ø Marie-Ane Goretti, International Drug Policy Consortium(IDPC)
Ø Christian Lokko, REMAR Ghana
Ø Helen Meredith, WABHARM
Ø Juana Akuamoah-Boateng, Assistant Producer, “Africa in Focus” Show
Guests on the line:
Ø Macmillan Prentice, Ghana Standards Authority who will, @ 13h30, offer us an update of ECOSTAND (West African Quality Standard)