The Private Sector Development Association has welcomed the announced by government to formalize the growing of cannabis in the country for economical and medicinal purposes.

Association Chairperson Yusuf Dodia says the growing of Cannabis in a controlled manner is important as it will be an alternative source of revenue for the country.

Speaking in an interview with Christian voice in Lusaka, Mr. Dodia said that the commercial crop will facilitate for export to European countries in which the country will attain the much-needed foreign revenue.

Mr. Dodia has however urged government to come up very good control measures for the crop not to be misused.

He has appealed to government to engage as many stakeholders as possible to ensure that the growth of the commercial crop effectively contributes to the economy of the country.