Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon says Liberia cannot achieve the fight against illicit drugs and drug users based on stronger drug law, but the full implementation of intentional and courageous decisions by everyone.
He was speaking Monday at a program marking the official launch of Phase-II of a project seeking to reduce societal fragmentation through psychosocial intervention and empowerment of returning migrants and drug users by the Lutheran Church in Liberia Trauma Healing and Reconciliation program.
Under current Liberian drug law, a drug user can get bail for as little as US$72.
Senator Dillon argued that ratifying the country’s current drug law is no guarantee for serious decline of drug usages if the LDEA and other security apparatus lack the ability and courage to prosecute top invisible influential individuals in government.
He disclosed that the situation is seriously affecting a huge component of disadvantaged youths; something that prompted the establishment of a rehabilitation center to transform them to productive citizens in the country.
Launching the project in Monrovia, Lutheran Bishop Dr. Jensen Seyenkulo promised that the Church will work with the government, drug users and other civil society organizations for the rehabilitation of disadvantaged youths he described as Liberia’s future generation.
Also speaking, LDEA Information and Communications Director, Michael Jipply applauded the Lutheran Church Trauma Healing program for such initiative in the fight of drug abuse.ure generation.