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29-Jun-2016  
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Alfred Kwame Agbesi, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ashaiman Constituency, Greater Accra, has narrated that the death of a drug addict saved him from engaging in the use of drugs.

The Deputy Majority leader in Parliament said he was eleven when the drug addict visited him and a few of his mates at school to convince them to smoke some ‘wee’ before they sat their Common Entrance Exams.

That would give them the best retentive memory to sit and pass their exams with excellent grades, they were told. His village was about ten miles away from Sogakofe, the District Capital of South Tongu, Volta Region, where he schooled, and so the drug addict further explained to the young school boys, including the Ashaiman MP that the ‘wee’ would invigorate them to trek farther distances.

Besides, the MP said the drug addict made them believe that they would be indomitable and following those assuring words from the drug user, Mr Agbesi said he quickly collected the herbs, promising himself to use them frequently.

Albeit he did not state whether he had the opportunity to use the ganja, the Ashaiman MP told The Chronicle on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drugs, last Saturday that, news of the shocking and bizarre death of the ‘ganja’ supplier scared him.

“I could not control myself when I witnessed that the ‘drug man’ was dead. I was shocked he was dead because he made us believe that nothing could defeat us, and that was my first time of seeing a corpse.

“Immediately, I destroyed all the drugs in my possession because I did not want to die that strange death too,” he narrated. He said he later told his colleagues about his resolution and the need for them to also do same.

Alfred Kwame Agbesi used the day to advise the youth and students to stay away from a company of bad friends.

He encouraged them to involve themselves in associations in their churches, mosques and communities and read books, watch movies and listen to songs that have a lot of moral values that could shape their lives for a better Ghana. 
 
 
 
Source: The Chronicle
 
 

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