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Drugs destroying Liberia gradually

The head of the WATT Foundation, Watta Holmes says drug abuse is destroyingLiberia gradually, urging a need for a team work to help redeem young peoplefrom drug abuse.


She told UNMIL Radio’s Break Fast show on Tuesday, 14 February that drugs have been stuffed in candy and other food and taken into schools. Due to concerns of drugs abuse here, WATT Foundationsays it is carrying outawareness to discourage young people who are engaged in such activity.

Madam Holmes says the campaign will seek to mold the minds of Liberian youths so that they can know the effects drugs have against their lives and against the society at large. She said young people who are supposed be the future leaders of the country were victims of drug abuse.

She said her organization launched its campaign about a week ago in Paynesvilleto work with young people to raid all ghettos in Liberia. “They do not believe that it is killing and destroying the people of Liberia and weneed to speak against it now or else there will be no tomorrow, because ourfuture leaders are the ones being destroyed”, Madam Holmes said. “Government should see reason to pass drugs law. When it affects one person,the whole society feels it. It has been taken to schools through candy and otherfood stuffs, the youth are the main ones affected by this”, she added.
By Ethel A. Tweh -Editing by Winston W. Parley

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