NACADA using music
10 June 2013, 15:13
National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) is using music festivals to create awareness against drugs and substance abuse especially among the youth.
The Central region coordinator James Macharia said music festival is among the best modes of reaching out to youths by encouraging them to use their creative talents and influence their age mates to keep away from drugs.
Speaking in Nyeri County over the weekend, Macharia said besides using legal enforcements in their bid to fight drugs, they are also involving the most affected group of the society in their efforts.
He added that their ambitions cannot the achieved without collaboration with the public at large.
Macharia was addressing youth groups drawn from various parts of Central region who had met at Ruring’u Native Courts Museums for music festivals organized by the authority.
Nyeri Deputy Governor Samuel Githaiga said there is a long way to go in ensuring that only hygienic legal brews are sold in the County but appreciated that in recent years consumption of alcohol has declined according to research statistics.
Addressing the same forum, Wamathai called upon the County Assembly to enact laws that will proscribe and keep illicit brews out of the County.
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