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As State of Emergency On Drugs Gets In Operation: Multi Sector Committee Searches For Rehab Sites, Others

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MONROVIA: Liberia’s Multi-Sector Committee on Drugs and Substance Abuse has begun vigorous search nationwide to identify rehabilitation sites.

Chairs by the Minister of Health, Dr. Louise Maple Kpoto, the Committee on Monday, February 19, 2024, commenced an assessment aimed at identifying rehabilitation sites for at-risk youths.

The Committee is also evaluating the current state of drugs and substance abuse in Liberia.
addressing executive mansion correspondents recently, Presidential Press Secretary Kula Fofana said the committee will also identify and locate individuals and groups nationwide that are said to be involved in the rehabilitation of addicted youths.

According to her, there will also be assessment to know where the ghettos are, and how are substances and drugs are coming into the country, and through which entry points.

Fofana indicated that this initiative is a collaborative partnerships among law enforcement, healthcare, education, social services, donors, and other relevant sectors to tackle this complex issue.

She emphasized that the committee will collaborate with partners to ensure that there is a holistic program, as such, the assessment on identifying rehabilitation centers is just one of many other different activities that the Multi sector committee against Drugs and Substance Abuse is set to implement.

She identified members of the committee as follow: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Ministry of Education, Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.

The committee has also established a secretariat charged with developing comprehensive strategies and a roadmap to combat drugs and substance abuse in Liberia within a three-year timeframe.

This includes developing strategies and a roadmap and assigning the duties and responsibilities of each participating ministry and agency. Contributor: Linda Gbarti

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