Synthetic drugs becoming a problem – Sayed-Khaiyum
15 May, 2019, 10:02 am
SYNTHETIC drugs are becoming a problem which people need to keep away from, says Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
He revealed this while contributing to the review report on the Ministry of Youth and Sports 2016 annual report in Parliament yesterday.
Opposition MP Salote Radrodro said marijuana cultivation was high in the country which youths were mainly involved in.
However, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said marijuana cultivation was different from marijuana usage.
“Marijuana is not necessarily a key issue, but we need to focus more on what we call synthetic drugs which you have not mentioned about.”
He added that the key solution to youth unemployment was to create employment opportunities.
Ms Radrodro said the Ministry of Youth and Sports needed to look at alternative ways in addressing youth problems.
“There needs to be an alternative way. It will be a good initiative to look at yaqona cultivation.”
Youth and Sports Minister Parveen Kumar said all suggestions made by Opposition members were already in place within the ministry.
He said they were now working with other aligned ministries.
“All those suggestion is already in place, come up with something new and make debate more lively,” Mr Kumar said.