Blakk Rasta on Thursday took advantage of his encounter with the Privileges Committee of Parliament to distribute copies of his reggae songs to members of the Committee.
Reggae artiste and host of Taxi Driver show on Accra-based Hitz FM, Abubakar Ahmed, popularly known as Blakk Rasta, on Thursday took advantage of his encounter with the Privileges Committee of Parliament to distribute copies of his reggae songs to members of the Committee.
Blakk Rasta, after being grilled by the Committee for alleging that about 80 percent of Members of Parliament (MPs) smoke marijuana, gave copies of one of his albums to the Chairman of the Committee, Ebo Barton Oduro to be shared to members.
The Reggae musician prior to that apologized to the MPs for the “very unfortunate utterances” after hearing a replay of his interview where he stated that about 80 percent of MPs smoke marijuana.
He said the interview was on another issue and he did not intend to denigrate Parliament and the MPs and added that his campaign was for legalization of marijuana for economic benefits.
“Legalizing marijuana was an alternative to balancing the imbalances of the Ghanaian economy,” he said, noting, that his intention was a genuine one that sought to provide alternative solutions to the ailing economy.
He explained that some countries that Ghana borrows from have legalized marijuana which was benefiting their economies, and urged Parliament to also legalize it.
His counsel, Theodore Sory, however, denied some portions of the Daily Searchlight publication, which stated that the MPs were hypocrites.
Mr. Sory added that they have now become wise after the matter had gone that far noting that they were there to only apologize to the House, and not justify the comments because they were contemptuous.
Producer of the show, Mark Okraku Mantey testifying before the committee denied that the comments were made on the Taxi Driver Show. Rather they were made during an interview Blakk Rasta granted from his home.
Source: Daily Heritage