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Abesimhene warns youth to desist from drugs, alcohol for better future


Date: Wednesday April 24, 2019, 10:59 am


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Barimah Kumi Acheaw II, Chief of Abesim
The Chief of Abesim who doubles as the Kyidomhene of the Dormaa Traditional Area, Barimah Kumi Acheaw II has expressed serious apprehension about the rampant drug abuse, alcoholism, and promiscuous lifestyle among teenagers, which he said threatens the future of the community.

He has thus called on parents, religious leaders and other stakeholders to collaborate with the traditional council to explore possible ways to control and shape the future of the youth.

The Abesimhene said this during a colourful ceremony to install a new Akwamuhene for the area held at Abesim. 
Barimah Kumi Acheaw II advised the people to desist from such negative behavior and get themselves educated for a better future. 

WatchGhana.Com gathered that due to irresponsible parenting in the Abesim area, most teenage boys and girls spent several hours on the streets at night instead of studying their books. Others also engage in smoking of cigarette, marijuana, drinking of alcohol and sexual misconducts among others.  

This is believed to have resulted in high rate of teenage pregnancies among the most school going girls. 
But the Barimah Kumi Acheaw II has raised the red flag warning the youth to put up new behavior and work towards achieving a better future. 

He emphasized that education remained the best legacy any society could bequeath the younger generation and the unborn, hence the establishment of the Abesim Education Endowment Fund.

The Chief therefore appealed to residents and other organisations to support the fund so that more people in the area could benefit and achieve high academic excellence.

Nana Oppong Fosuhene, a renowned cocoa farmer was installed as the new Akwamuhene of Abesim in the Dormaa Traditional Council. 
Nana Fosuhene, known in his private life as Kwabena Oppong is a member of the Chiraa Nsuhea Royal Family, and he succeeded the late Nana Kwabena Febiri who passed on in 2017.

Following the demise of the late Nana Febiri, which made the Akwamu stool vacant, his family could not present any qualified candidate to succeed him to occupy the vacancy created in the past two years and that pushed the Abesim Traditional Council to open the contest to all the royal gates.

Source: WatchGhana.Com/K. Peprah

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