Christian Council ofGhana not happy with advertisement of alcohol/drugs in the media
Very Rev. Emmanuel Ebo Walters of the Apam Mount Zion Methodist Church said this at the Annual Christian Home Week celebration.
It was organised by the Christian Council of Ghana and the National Catholic Secretariat at the Apam Christian Divine Church.
Rev. Walters said the Christian Council was against such advertisement and was doing everything possible to ensure that laws banning them were enforced to reverse the situation.
Mr Wallace Akyeampong, Gomoa West District Social Welfare Officer, appealed to the Food and Drugs Board to enforce the regulation of the board in the districts.
Speaking on the topic; “Effects of Social Change on Drug and Alcohol Abuse,” Rev. Captain Godwin Kumeto of the Salvation Army Corps at Apam said alcohol and drug abuse was destroying the manpower base of the country.
He said drug and alcohol abuse could harm the body and could prevent students from concentrating on their studies.
Rev. Walters said about 25 percent of road accidents in the country were as result of alcohol and drug abuse.
He said the best way of staying healthy and stronger was by abstaining from the habit of taking these drugs.