Marijuana usage on the rise in Begoro, Assembly concerned

Begoro (E/R), GNA – Members of the Fanteakwa District Assembly (FDA) have expressed grave concern about the increasing abuse of marijuana by the youth in the district.

Speaking at a recent meeting of the Assembly, Mr George Opoku Acheampong, Assembly Member for the Bontrasi Electoral Area, complained about the negative effect of the use of marijuana in the district.

The Presiding Member of the Assembly, Mr Enerst Ofosu, advised the Assembly Members and the District Security Council (DISEC) to assist the police to respond appropriately to the rising use and abuse of marijuana in the district.

Responding to the complains of the assembly members, the Fanteakwa District Commander of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Asiwome Agbemenyale said the police has carried out some swoops to flush out people involved in the use of marijuana but were sometimes faced with opposition from some prominent people in the district.

ASP Agbemenyale said fighting such concerns requires the collaboration with all stakeholders in the community.

Source: Ghana News Agency

   

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