Tema, June 29, GNA - The Creg Afful Foundation, an anti-narcotic organization has appealed to government to intensify the formulation and implementation of policies against the use of illegal drugs among the youth.
The appeal forms part of the Foundation’s campaign against drug abuse among Ghanaians especially the youth.
Mr Michael Cregg Afful, Executive Director of the Foundation, made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency during this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse.
Mr Afful, observed that the high rate of drug abuse among the youth was worrying as it led them to indulge in social vices such as armed robbery.
He said while some smoked marijuana, and other substances, some also mixed narcotic drugs and tramadol among others with energy and alcoholic drinks.
He stated that even though his outfit was aware of the fact that it would be impossible to totally rid the country of drug addicts, government and other stakeholders could help reduce it drastically.
Mr Afful also appealed to religious leaders to use their pulpits to educate their congregations on the dangers associated with the use of illicit drugs.