GMB 2019 winner leads Cape Coast youth against drug abuse


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Ekua Mends Bannerman

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By
Isaac Arkoh, GNA

Cape Coast, Jan. 25,
GNA – Ekua Mends Bannerman, winner of Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB) 2019 has
rallied the support of all residents in the Cape Coast Metropolis to tackle the
menace of increasing drug abuse among the youth.

The 23 year old
entrepreneur, who is also the third person from the Central Region to win the
crown since its inception said the move seeks to disengage the youth from drug
abuse and it’s dire health related physical and psychological implications.

Ghana needs to renew
its commitment to fighting drug abuse and trafficking if it is to protect the
youth and the survival of the country.

She indicated that
“the drug menace has put in danger the lives of the youth, whom the nation
is looking up to for support and valuable contributions in the next phase of
its development agenda”.

The diva was
speaking at a launch of the Association of Concerned Cape coast Citizens and
Residents (ACCCCRA) dedicated to spearheading development across the Metropolis
and advised parents to be vigilant to prevent their children from negative peer
pressure.

Additionally, she
called on parents to join in the education of their wards, stating that there
would be severe consequences if parents failed to fully fulfil their duties.

She noted that
education was a tripod that had the school, parents and students representing
each leg adding that each must play their role well to sustain it.

The youth must
strive to avoid any acts that may mar the peace of the nation, but be
respectful, hardworking, God-fearing and law-abiding, so that they will grow up
to become very responsible adults in future.

GNA