The Development Chief of Sapeiman in the Amasaman Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Nii Abbey Okamfra I, has called on government to take another approach in the fight against Tramadol and related drugs.
According to him, the rate at which section of the youth are abusing Tramadol is alarming and therefore important to put proper measures in place to control and regulate its spread.
Nii Abbey Okamfra I made the call during the Sapeiman Homowo and the Royal 25th anniversary celebration.
He called on government to strengthen the country’s borders to prevent traders who may bring in such drugs into the country without approval of the Food and Drugs Authority, adding that most of these drugs are imported from neighbouring countries hence the need for proper checks at the borders.
He said, “It is necessary for the government to also regulate manufacturing companies or producers of the TRAMADOL in Ghana and make it scarce in the market.”
He advised the youth to stay away from the use of Tramadol and other related drugs that may be harmful to their lives.
“If our elders have been consuming Tramadol and other related drugs we will not have existed today. They wouldn’t have left a good legacy for us as youth to follow.”
“So what legacy are we the youth of today going to leave for the up-coming generation to continue,” he queried?
By Muhammed Faisel Mustapha