Community anti-drug network launched

The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), anti-drugs group, has intensified the fight against hard drugs misuse with the launch of “community anti-drug network” project, in the country.

It is targeting six selected districts – Cape Coast, Shai-Osudoku, Ga West, Yilo, Fanteakwa and Agona West.

The project, the brain-child of the Community Anti-Drug Coalition, involves scaled up public education across the various communities to substantially reduce narcotic drugs use by the people.

A four-day training programme was jointly organised by the Philip Foundation, an anti-drug advocacy group, and the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), to build the capacity of members of the network, Bonsu in the East Akim Municipality.

Mr. Philip Boateng, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, said more should be done to discourage people from abusing drugs.

He said the coming election had added greater urgency to the drugs fight to prevent election-related ugly incidents.

Mr. Boateng noted that snatching of ballot boxes, destruction political party posters and other political offences were often committed by people under the influence of illicit drugs.

Mr. David Shavel, a resource person from CADCA, urged participants to intensify the war against drugs.





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