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SIERRA GEM MEDIA SGM
Stop Kushing The Future of Sierra Leone
Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a rapid rise in drug use over the past two decades, and in Sierra Leone, that rise is significantly higher per capita. Sierra Leone has gone from young men experimenting with cannabis in the 1980s, child soldier given cocaine in the 1990s, adults using heroin to tramadol and "pampas-water", to now the killer drug "Kush". Over the past 5 years, Kush has become the most consumed and abused drug in Sierra Leone, which has led to the loss of many lives, from the young to the elderly. It has touched all sectors from the average civilian, civil servants; to those who are meant to protect the people, the security personnel; and all the way through to the young and venerable children of Sierra Leone. As concerned Sierra Leoneans, both at home and in the Diaspora, it is important that we take this issue seriously. Sierra Gem Media hosts a panel from across the public, private and voluntary sectors both in Sierra Leone and in the Diaspora working on drug abuse related programmes. Join us to hear first hand from those working on the ground with victims of Kush and their families on how it is destroying the lives many Sierra Leoneans and their families on "Aw Di Go Dae Go Insai Di Republic?"
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