West Africa Commission On Drugs To Visit Guinea Bissau

West Africa Commission On Drugs To Visit Guinea Bissau

Ghana Business News reports that a delegation of the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD) will visit Guinea Bissau from August 19-21 to consult with government and non-governmental institutions on drugs.

The meeting will be to better understand the drugs situation in Guinea Bissau. They will also discuss the impact of drug trafficking and consumption in the region. The delegation will convene with the authorities, international and regional organizations as well as civil society groups.

According to a statement by Araba Essilfua Arhin, WACD Programme Coordinator, the delegation will be led by former Nigerian President and WACD Chairman Olusegun Obasanjo and will include Christine Kafondo, a public health activist from Burkina Faso, and Dr. Alpha Diallo, a medical doctor and youth leader from Guinea.

WACD was launched by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Prize laureate, in Accra in January 2013 in an effort to tackle the drug problem in West Africa and its impact on security, governance and public health.