Vice President of Sierra Leone, Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh has unveiled plans for a comprehensive National Taskforce to tackle the scourge of the deadly synthetic drug known as Kush.

According to the Vice President, His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio tasked him last week to establish and lead a National Taskforce where every Sierra Leonean would have a role to play in the fight against Kush.
He reiterated that every Sierra Leonean, whether in government or not, will be part of that National Taskforce as long as he or she has contribution to make in the fight against the deadly Kush drug, stressing that the Kush fight is everybody’s fight.
Vice President Juldeh Jalloh assured that in the coming days they will roll out the National Taskforce at chiefdom, district, regional and national levels to ensure all facets of society are involved in the fight.
As Guest Speaker at the Town Hall Meeting on Kush at the Bintumani Conference Centre at Aberdeen, Freetown, organized by the Ministry of Information and Civic Education, Vice President Jalloh emphasized the gravity of the situation and the multifaceted approach of the government to combat the menace in the country..
He disclosed amidst thunderous applause that as Chairman of the Police Council, he has instructed that anybody caught in Kush related cases would not be granted bail, irrespective of whether they have 150 lawyers or all the lawyers at their disposal.
The Vice President further disclosed that at the weekend they intercepted 2 containers and 7 people are in custody after some substances related to Kush were discovered in the first container, adding that they will never see sunlight as they will be charged and sentenced and no amount of lawyers will take them out from where they are.
He emphasized that the Town Hall Meeting demonstrated that the Kush fight was everybody’s fight, noting that the purpose of the meeting was for the government to tell their development partners but most importantly the parents to know how far they have gone with the fight against Kush in the country.