By; Sulaiman Jalloh



In a move to help government fight against Kush and other harmful substances in the country, the Congo Market Ataya Base Organization launched its first step against the intake of Kush and other illegal substances on Saturday, November 25th, 2023.

Ibrahim Robinson, former secretary general organization, who served as chaired the launch, said the fight against Kush should start homes, noting that people who are involved in the intake of harmful substances have parents.

Asan organization, they don’t only want to focus on finding money, but also to contribute meaningfully in society. He called on everyone to join them in the campaign.

Robinson noted that the organization has just begun and would continue until they see that the use of illegal substances either end has reduces drastically across the country, noting that they will take the campaign to schools and motorcycle parks, among other public places.

The leadership of the organization told Expo Times that they don’t want to see young people perish, especially from something they consume.

According to Mr. Robinson, youths have a role to play in the development of the country, noting that from 2020 to dates, the intake of Kush has affected the lives of many young people within the sub-region and, as such, they are taking the lead and are calling on every citizen to join them in the fight.

The Congo Town Community and Congo Town Market were in attendance. Pa Milton and YaAlmamy, both community leaders, spoke on the effect of Kush and the importance of the campaign and thanked the organization for such a bold step taken, adding that Kush should not be linked with politics. Both of them pledge their support to the organization.

Abubakar Jalloh is a twenty-five-year-old who had been involved in the conditions of Kush and other harmful substances, but later realized it was detrimental to his health. He is now an advocate against harmful drugs.

According to Jalloh, he was on the streetsconsuming Kush andother substances for six years.

“For over six years, I was into hard drugs. I realized the harmful impact and decided to avoid the street,” he said, whilecalling on his former hard-drug colleaguesto refrain from such habit as it will destroy them.

According to the repented drug addict, hard drugs are more dangerous than COVID-19 and has killed and continues to kill a lot of his peers, noting because of the drugs, he could not concentrate on his education.

The Congo Market Ataya Base was first established in 2006 and has been involved in lots of social activities, including the cleaning of the community, and awareness raising.

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