Public Relations Officer of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) Nana Osei Nkwantabis, has charged the leadership of the Rastafari Council to be civil and professional in how they operate.
According to him, he has not been contacted to be part of any cannabis conference which is organised by the Rastafari Council and has not given his consent for his name to be included as part of the speakers on the day.
Nana Osei Nkwantabisa indicated that, "The move by the Rastafari Council is a ploy to discredit my reputation and institution (NACOB) with their insignificant and mischievous agenda."
The Rastafari Council in a tract inviting members to the first national cannabis conference has the NACOB PRO as one of the guest speakers who will be speaking on NACOB and cannabis licensing.
But in a statement copied to GhanaWeb, Nana Osei Nkwantabisa emphasised that "I have not granted any permission to be part of the Rastafari Council meeting and would urge all to disregard this circular."
Read the full statement below
Re: 1st National Cannabis Conference by Rastafari Council
I have not granted permission to appear on the programme - NACOB PRO
My attention has been drawn to a poster purported to be circulated by the Rastafari Council.
To set the record straight, I have not granted any permission to be part of the Rastafari Council meeting and would urge all to disregard this circular.
The council led by its leadership must be professional and civil in their operation since I have never come into contact with the said group nor have I agreed to appear on their programme as a panel member nor received an official communique or letter of invitation.
The move by the Rastafari Council is a ploy to discredit my reputation and institution (NACOB) with their insignificant and mischievous agenda.
I, therefore, demand an immediate apology from the council and retraction/deletion of my name from the poster which has widely been circulated in the mass media and on social media by the close of day Monday 15 July 2019.
Nana Osei Nkwantabisa