By Isaac Newton Tetteh GNA
Sept. 10, GNA - The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Kpone
Katamanso Municipality has held a community durbar for residents in Kpone.
The durbar sensitised community members especially, the
youth on the dangers of drug abuse, corruption, bribery and other social vices.
welcoming address, Mr Oliver Agbenyo , Kpone Katamanso Municipal Director
(NCCE), said the Commission had a responsibility to educate the public on the
dangers that young adults were exposed to if critical attention was not paid to
Agbenyor explained that every citizen
had the responsibility to lead a responsible life hence the need to organize
the community durbar.
Francis Kutsronu of the Ghana Police Service, Kpone Divisional Command,
revealed that, drug abuse was on the rise in Kpone adding that it was a crime
to indulge in illegal drugs.
Inspector said the police service would
combat the menace to save lives and properties.
him, the police had put in measures to arrest dealers and uses of illicit
drugs, calling on opinion leaders to desist from bailing their such suspects
Mohammed , Tema Metropolitan Director, Commission for Human Rights and
Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), stated that residents had an obligation to help
fight corruption by reporting such individuals to the appropriate authorities.
She noted that,
the Whilstle Blowers Act frawned on corruption and gave protection to
the whistle blower.
explained that, corruption was impeding development as resources which could be
used to develop the country ended up in some people's pockets.
were given the opportunity to ask the resource persons questions as they shared
The Ghana News
Agency observed that attendance was very low even though public announcement
and invitation letters were served to the