The Eastern Regional Minister Mr. Eric Kwakye Darfour has advised young men and women to stay away from drugs and concentrate on their “kenkey and fish’ since that can make them perform better than tramadol.
Some Ghanaian youth have claimed that they abuse tramadol in order to be able to stay longer in bed, get the needed boost and energy to do their work among others.
It is not certain what kind of ‘performance’ the regional minister was talking about, but it is likely he was referring to the claim of staying long in bed.
The regional minister made the declaration at the opening ceremony of the 15th Annual Youth Conference of the Ghana YMCA currently ongoing at the Eastern Regional Capital of Koforidua.
The program which is held under the theme “Creating Safe and Power Spaces for Young People” has brought on board members of the YMCA from the whole of Ghana.
The Eastern Regional Minster said “with the poised position to ensure the development of growth of ideas of young entrepreneurs in the country, the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presented cheques ranging from GHC10,000 – GHC100,000 with a 10% interest rate as against a prevailing market rate of 26% to 1,350 micro, small and medium businesses owners under the presidential Business Support Programme.
The minister added that the Akufo-Addo government considers the important role young people play in the development of the country hence the creation of opportunities such as the Free SHS, Planting for food and jobs, Nation Builders Corp, NEIP among others.
He advised the youth to embrace the opportunities created by the government and stay away from all social vices.