The Mayor of Nyabihu District, Theoneste Uwanzwenuwe has called upon the youth in the district to shun all forms of drug abuse for their wellbeing.
The Mayor made the call while meeting hundreds of students of Jenda Secondary School, recently.
“You are the force of change, the force against drug abuse,” the mayor told the youth.
He also asked them to also shun acts of taking alcoholic drinks at their age, which is against the law.
Inspector of Police (IP) Alexandre Minani, on his part, appealed to the students report anyone they see or suspect to be selling and consuming drugs.
Inspector of police IP Alexandre 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 leadership for outreach activities.
She noted that the school has introduced at drug abuse debates where they engage in discussions and drama aimed at desisting peer influence and fighting the vice.