Commissioners Christine Kafando of Burkina Faso and Dr Idrissa Ba of Senegal will visit Conakry on 5 and 6 August 2015. The Commissioners will share the key finding of the Commission’s report Not Just in Transit: Drugs, the State and Society in West Africa with officials, members of the press and with civil society at large.
“Drug trafficking, consumption and production in Guinea and beyond can undermine institutions, threaten public health and damage development efforts,” Dr Idrissa Ba will say. “The West Africa Commission on Drugs is ready to support Guinea to counter this trend.”
“In line with the findings of our report, we call on Guinea and the other West African governments to reform drug laws and policies and decriminalize low-level and non-violent drug offences”, Christine Kafando will say. “The current approaches have not delivered solutions and Guinea too needs to rethink its drug policies.”
“West Africa and Guinea…