Wean yourselves off drugs – Young MPs sensitise students

Elvis Morris Donkoh
Elvis Morris Donkoh

Mr Elvis Morris Donkoh, President, Young Parliamentarians Forum, has advised students of West Africa Senior High School (WASS) to focus on their studies and avoid drugs.

Mr Donkoh, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abura Asebu Kwamankese, said hard work and determination defined success therefore students must aim at these values to make it in life and avoid any persuasion to use drugs to enhance learning.

Mr Donkoh made these remarks when he led members of the Young Parliamentarians Forum on their first outreach programme at WASS.

The purpose of the outreach programme was to visit the students and sensitise them about the abuse of drugs and encourage them to focus on their academic work.

Mr Donkoh also commended the school for being disciplined for the last 20 years without any negative misbehaviour from the students to tarnish the high reputation of the school.

Mrs Betty Krosbi-Mensah, MP Afram Plains North and Vice President of the Forum, encouraged the female students study hard and aspire to high positions of responsibility.

Other young MPs who interacted with the students included Mr Thomas Ampem Nyarko, MP Asuogyaman; Mr Yves Hanson Nortey, MP Tema Central; Mr Davis Opoku Ansah, Mpraeso and Mr Frederick Yaw Ahenkwah, MP Jaman North.

The young Parliamentarians touched on various aspects of Parliamentary work within the Eighth Parliament and issues relating to Government business, stressing that Parliament existed to make laws and perform oversight responsibility of the Executive.

The students asked questions about the work of MPs.

Dr Mrs Shine Ofori, Headmistress of WASS, thanked the MPs for their visit and words of encouragement to the students.

The MPs presented mineral water and assorted drinks to the school.


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