GREEN Party leader Peter Sinkamba has requested for a meeting with President Edgar Lungu to discuss strategies to address current economic challenges that the country is facing, including the depreciating Kwacha.
Among the strategies that Mr Sinkamba intended to discuss with the President was the conceptual framework for the proposed US$10 million pilot Green Gold medicinal marijuana investments Project.
The meeting with the President is being coordinated by the Presidential Aide for Project Implementation and Monitoring Mr Lucky Mulusa.
Mr. Sinkamba has since made consultations with Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) commissioner Alita Mbawe and the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health on the proposed project.
He hoped President Lungu will give the pilot project favourable and urgent consideration it deserved.
He said the project, if granted licence to take-off, will become a model not only for Zambia but Africa as a whole, in terms of cultivation, processing, dispensing and export of medicinal marijuana.
He added that Government, investors and the farming community will draw lessons from the experiences from the pilot project.