The Greater Accra Narcotics Control Board (NACOB)commander, Esinam Ansah Offei, has revealed that Ashaiman tops the region in illicit drug trade and use.
According to her most of the people involved in the act are persons belonging to the youth age bracket.
Also speaking on the issue, the Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Ibrahim Baidoo pointed out that research had shown that a large number of youth from the junior and senior high schools were facing the risk of drug abuse in the country.
Mr Baidoo however, noted that Ghana was winning the war against drug trafficking and its use in the country, therefore, he commended NACOB for their good work to save the country.
Ibrahim Baidoo hoped that the government’s enrolment of youth programmes should help reduce the drug menace.
Last Saturday, the world marked the International Day against drug abuse and illicit drugs, and celebrating the Greater Accra regional programme in Ashaiman, Esinam Ansah Offei said no youth should believe that illicit drugs could empower them to work above themselves.
She said the consequences of drug addiction were great, and that the economy of Ghana, and the country’s international reputation, would eventually be dented.