Authorities in Nyabihu District are engaging the youth in the district to shun all forms of drug abuse for their wellbeing.
The District Mayor, Theoneste Uwanzwenuwe met with hundreds of students of Jenda Secondary School and advised them to avoid drug abuse.
“You are the force of change, the force against drug abuse,” the mayor told the youth.
He also asked them to avoid alcoholic drinks at their age, which is against the law.
Inspector of Police (IP) Alexandre Minani attend the meeting where the mayor was addressing students. He requested the students to report anyone they see or suspect to be selling and consuming drugs. IP Minani who is also the police community liaison officer reiterated the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
The headmistress of Jenda Secondary School, Mediatrice Maniteze thanked the police and local authorities for outreach activities.
She said her school has introduced anti drug abuse debates where students engage in discussions and drama aimed at discouraging peer influence and fighting drug abuse.