Chief Executive Officer Wezzie Ngalamira told journalists in Lilongwe that proprietors of the company in the USA settled for Tyson because he is doing a lot in regards to Cannabis cultivation.
Ngalamira added, "Tyson has been USCA partner for quite some time, promoting the crop and innovating the Tyson Ranch variety, one of the varieties that the company is promoting".
She further said that Tyson is expected to visit Malawi on a date to be announced, and is expected to visit the cancer center and other centers that deal with some chronic illnesses, as they can be cured using medicine manufactured from the Tyson Ranch.
But some quarters have been questioning the rationale behind accepting Tyson as brand ambassador, alledging that he is known for violence and sex offenses.
For example in parliament on Wednesday, Chikwawa North Parliamentarian Owen Chomanika wondered how the youth in the country will be motivated by Tyson.
However, minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati who was at the time making a statement on 16 days of activism said that the law provides that a sex offender becomes free to mix in the society if they serve jail time for the offense.
"Tyson served his sentence and is a free man. The law provides that everyone is free to mix in the society as long as they complete their jail time", she said.
Some quarters are not comfortable with the idea that Tyson, a former world heavyweight boxing champion who once was accused of sex offenses in his home country, is Malawi's ambassador of the United States Cannabis Association-USCA.