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Thursday, May 23, 2024

PRESIDENT BOAKAI DECLARES DRUG USE A ‘PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY’ – CALLS FOR DRUG TESTING OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS

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In a groundbreaking State of the Nation address to the national legislature, President Joseph Boakai made a powerful declaration against drug use in the country. Urging a comprehensive approach to combat the illicit use of drugs, President Boakai announced that he and his Vice President would voluntarily undergo drug testing as a symbolic gesture to lead the way.

Highlighting the urgent need to address the drug crisis, President Boakai referred to drug use as a public health emergency. Recognizing its detrimental impact on society, he emphasized the importance of taking decisive action to curb drug abuse and its associated dangers.

To spearhead the efforts in tackling drug abuse, President Boakai established a dedicated committee. This committee will work tirelessly to develop and implement strategies to fight the illicit use of drugs, with a specific focus on public officials. The committee will explore various avenues to ensure accountability and transparency within the government, fostering an environment that prioritizes the well-being of the nation.

President Boakai’s call for drug testing among public officials sends a clear message that drug use will not be tolerated within the ranks of the government. By subjecting themselves to testing, the President and his Vice President aim to set an example and inspire others in positions of power to follow suit.

With this bold initiative, President Boakai aims to create a society that is free from the grip of drugs. By addressing the issue head-on and implementing measures to combat drug abuse, the President’s commitment to the well-being and prosperity of the nation shines through.

As the fight against drug abuse continues, the nation eagerly anticipates the work of the committee and the implementation of effective strategies to combat this pressing issue. The President’s proactive stance on this matter sets the stage for a comprehensive and determined effort to make Liberia a drug-free nation.

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