Let’s end drug peddling and abuse – Islamic Cleric appeals


The followers of the Islamic religion in the Sunyani Municipality have observed the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival with a call on government to institute stringent measures to end drug peddling and its intake by the nation’s youth.

Alhaji Baba Seidu, the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Deputy Chief Imam made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr festival in Sunyani and cautioned the youth to desist from the menace.

He noted that the abuse of drugs among the youth was becoming a norm and if authorities, teachers, preachers, religious groups and other agencies like the National Youth Authority kept mute, the country would not have a future with responsible leaders. Alhaji Seidu expressed worry about the presence of weed (marijuana) and other drugs ghettoes in the Sunyani Municipality.

He, therefore, pledged the support of the office of the Chief Imam and the entire tribal chiefs in the Sunyani Zongo community if the Police in collaboration with the other security agencies would mount swoop on the ghettoes and arrest the drug peddlers and abusers. Alhaji Seidu therefore suggested the need for the Sunyani Municipal Assembly to clear away “the age-old mountain heap of rubbish called Sunyani Zongo Bola Down” in the

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