Govt looking to increase NACADA’s budget in fight against drug abuse, DP Gachagua says
The government is looking to increase the budgetary allocation to National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drugs (NACADA) in the fight against drug and substance abuse DP Gachagua has said.
Speaking during the signing of an MOU between the NACADA and the Association of Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches-APECK at his Karen Residence, the DP said the Government will put all efforts to fights drugs and substance abuse in the country.
“I am sure we will have a good country where people do the right things, and where people don’t take advantage of the frustrations of the young people for lack of employment to sell them illicit alcohol, drugs, and other substances,” he said.
“The signing of this MOU is a bold move and a strategic enabler by APECK and NACADA towards a sober society,” Deputy President Gachagua remarked.
Notably, NACADA will also undertake training for clergy members to facilitate the detection of drug addicts within their communities.
In a call to action, NACADA urged churches to establish community rehabilitation centres, emphasising the pivotal role these centres can play in helping individuals overcome addiction.
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