In a report put together by the BBC, it has emerged that Malawi is keen on making boxing legend Mike Tyson the ambassador for the country’s cannabis.
The report adds that Malawi’s agriculture ministry has written to the former world heavyweight boxing champion to officially comminute their intention to him.
Minister Robin Lowe said the legalization of cannabis last year in Malawi had created opportunities locally and internationally.
The ministry said the United States Cannabis Association was facilitating the deal with Tyson.
“Malawi may not go it alone as the industry is complex requiring collaboration. I would therefore like to appoint you, Mr Mike Tyson, as Malawi’s Cannabis Branch ambassador,” Mr Lowe wrote.
Tyson is also an entrepreneur and has invested in a cannabis farm. Local media reported that Tyson was expected in Malawi last week but his visit was postponed.