Nyanza Stakeholders urged to fight alcohol and drug abuse.

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South Nyanza Region NACADA Coordinator Ms Esther Okenye dressing the Press. PHOTO/LIZ ANGY/DAILY CLOCK

South  Nyanza  Region  NACADA Coordinator Ms Esther Okenye has urged all stakeholders  to fight  alcohol and drugs abuse in the region.

The   National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA )  has asked  all the stakeholders ,   government  agencies  and youths to spearhead  in  fighting alcohol  and drug substance  abuse.

Speaking at  Nyamarambe Hall  during the public  engagement  forum NACADA coordinator  Ms  Easter  Okenye  said collaboration will enable  the government  to fight the menace.

“To fight alcohol and drug abuse we need the support to succeed,”said Ms Okenye.

She also added  that  they want  to ensure they succeed in ending illicit  brew in all villages.

She stated ,  youths  should come out and join hands  to ensure   society  is a free  alcohol  and drug abuse.

She also noted that they have partnered  with the community  based  organizations  to seek  their support on how to mark the country to be  free  from alcohol  and drugs abuse.

She also advised   youths  to form  groups  that will  be supporting  NACADA  to move to grassroots  and sensitize  the public  on the effect  of drugs.

She asked the residents  to engage in agricultural farming and meaningful  business as a source of income.

“Instead  of investing in illicit  brew  let our youths register  in groups  to apply  for the funds ,” Ms  Okenye  said.

On the other  hand  Treatment  and Rehabilitation Manager  Judith  Twala  said that  NHIF   is of more important to cater  for  expenses on those  who are under care of at Rehabilitation centers.

Judith  has challenged  those  who  don’t have  NHIF  cards  to put more effort in acquiring the cards to benefit.

 

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