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Alhaji Ibrahim Leetei Mensah, the Imam of La Community Muslims has charged the youth to stop using tramadol and other hard drugs so they could be integrated into society.
He said the country can only develop when discipline and good morals are imbibed in the citizenry.
Alhaji Leetei Mensah made this remarks in an interview with Ghananewsonline.com.gh when the Muslim Community converged at the forecourt of the La Traditional Council for this year’s Eid-Ul-Adha prayers.
He said the use of tramadol has now become so common among the youth and according to him it is a bad sign. He has therefore appealed to opinion leaders to help curtail the situation in society.
He told this portal that the victims, mostly between the ages of 18 – 25 years have no or little knowledge about the dangers involved in the use of such hard substance just as they only take it to “get high”.
To this effect, the La Chief Imam also urged parents to closely monitor their children to prevent them from engaging in negative practices which could ruin their future aspirations.
He also called other religious leaders to help restore discipline in the country and to speak against the increasing social vices that is engulfing the youth of Ghana.
In a related development, Alhaji Leetei Mensah, also used the celebration of Eid-Ul-Adha to appeal to the political leadership of this country to ensure peaceful coexistence among themselves irrespective of their political colours so they could put the interest of the nation first.
The Imam suggested to all politicians in this country to rally behind President Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo to deliver on his mandate and bring policies that will uplift the living conditions of the people.
Very Rev. Fr. Newmann Tettehfio, the Parish Priest at St. Maurice Catholic Church, La, who represented the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, said Muslims and Christians worship one creator and have been living peacefully in the country over the years.
To him, both religions have something in common by way of their teachings, be it in the giving of alms- zakat and fasting to please the Almighty God.
Source: Delali A. Awuyeh