Abstain from drugs and other vices, Minister urges youth


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Emelia Anane Nyiedoor, GNA

Techiman (B/E),
Aug.13, GNA – The youth in the country have been advised to abstain from drugs
and indulging in social vices to avoid putting their future in jeopardy.

Mr. Martin Agyei
Mensah Korsah, the Deputy Minister of Regional Re-organization and Development
gave the advice in an interview with the media after he had joined Muslims in
prayer to commemorate Eid ul-Adha at the Gyarko Park on Sunday at Techiman, in
the Bono East Region.

He said it was not
prudent to indulge in immorality and reckless lifestyles as a young person
because the foundation for successful future life of a person depended on
virtues practiced as part of priorities set right now.

Mr. Korsah hinted
that as a new region, the government would soon be bringing lots of
socio-economic development projects that would naturally create employment
opportunities in the Bono East.

He reminded the
youth in Techiman and the region at large to refrain from unacceptable
lifestyles, armed-robbery, promiscuity and alcoholism in order not to deprive
themselves of those opportunities.

Alhaji Musah
Abdulai, the Bono East Regional Chief Imam gave a brief history of the Eid
ul-Adha festival, saying that in modern times, continuous demonstration of
‘Ibrahim’ (Abraham)-like faith in God and obedience to Him (God) in all aspects
of human endeavour is the crux and significance of the celebration.