Tramadol Abuse: My grandchild used and fell unconscious - Ahafo Mim Manhene
The Paramount Chief of Mim Traditional Council, Okofrobour Dr. Yaw Adjei 11 said on the abuse of Tramadol drug happening in the country, he can testify that his own grandchild use the drug and after some time fell and collapsed only to the rescue of people passing by.
Date Created : 4/25/2018 8:28:45 AM : Story Author : Adu Gyamfi Odopa/Ghanadistricts.com
"At first, I thought it was a menace of city dwellers had it not be what happened to my grandchild. Now it is a national canker, more especially at the rural areas which needs a national approach and solutions”, he bemoaned.
Dr yaw Adjei hinted that for as young as ten year children and others at their teen ages are abusing the drug so badly in Ahafo Mim and the rest of Ahafo communities.
He made this utterance at the third annual synod of the Goaso diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana held at Mim in the Asunafo north municipality of the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana under the theme" Go and make disciples of all nations, sustaining our gains through effective stewardship, our task".
The aeronautics professor at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) further added that these youngsters and some adults sit at the comfort of drinking pups, bushes, homes, dormitories, on the streets among others places and use the tramadol.
"Now we are powerless as traditional authorities in Ghana now, we have no power to arrest and punish any wrongdoing all in the name of Human Rights .All efforts to curtailed this menace are useless "
Okofrobour Dr Yaw Adjei II latter appealing to the food and drugs authority and the Environmental protection agencies as a matter of urgency not only to arrest the dealers and patrons but to prosecute them and get the tramadol drug banned for ever.
He also invited the ministry of gender and children and all human and child Rights groups to come onboard to fighting against the abuse of tramadol drug.
"These young ones are the only future leaders we have now. If we care and protect them against physical, spiritual and emotional abuse the better for our future as a country, but if we stay unconcerned, posterity will come and blame and curse us" he sorrowfully lamented.
Dr Yaw Adjei admonished the media to apportion a time and space in their respective mediums to educate the youth on the effects of drug abuse and how to live a disciplinary life, and also to encourage them to value their life.
He also edged the church to pray for and join the education of effective parenting and care for our future leaders