The Philip’s foundation, a subsidiary of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has organized a one-day workshop at Somanya to asses the performance of community coalitions formed to advocate against the use of narcotic drugs which include the Yilo Krobo Municipal.
Country Director for CADCA and CEO of Philips Foundation, Mr. Mensah Boateng in an interview with Rte News said the aim of the project is to eradicate the high prevalence of drug and substance abuse among the people of Yilo Krobo and the country.
It was also for deliberating and elaborating on strategies aimed at confronting the menace of drug use among young people as well as rehabilitating people who for one reason or the other are addicted to the use of drugs.
Mr. Boateng expressed contentment with the activities of the coalition and its corresponding impact on drug users who he said voluntarily sought the assistance of the group.
“So far the impact of the coalitions formed has been overwhelming since some drug addicts boldly own up and seek for support to indulge in gainful employments,” the Country Director for CADCA underscored.
He however chided government for its failure to support drug prevention programs to sustain their operations in the fight against the menace.
Ghana has been disastrous in its fight towards attaining a drug free society,” the country director of CADCA and CEO of Philips Foundation regretted. “This conduct of individuals does not support our desires and government is not supporting drug prevention programs.”
He urged government to demonstrate tangible support for any organization or firm ready to support drug prevention programs just like other health issues receive support.
The anti-drug coalition project is funded by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America CADCA and implemented in 22 countries including Ghana.
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