By Brighton Makori.
Kisii Kenya 25 June 2021….. County governments have been called upon to set up structures which will bring to an end of drug abuse as kisii and Nyamira mapped hotspots
Speaking on Friday at Kimwasi rehabilitation centre ni Kitutu central ward ,Kitutu chache south ,kisii county when handing over the facility to the county government National Campaign Against Drug Abuse ,NACADA CEO Victor Okioma notes that kisii and Nyamira are on the spot over high cases of alcohol drug abuse.
Mr Okioma noted that the center will be of more beneficial to the county due to the worrying trend as it will be used to address the challenges in the region.
“Kisii is among the mushrooming counties where people abuse alcohol and other harmful substances that his agency is targeting to eradicate,”Said Okioma
“We are also champions in fighting alcoholism ,it has made many people lose jobs among other negative effects in society . We don’t want a drunkard society,”said Okioma.
He said a number of alcoholic addicts should be helped through the empowerment and rehabilitation centre to overcome the challenge.
He also noted that learning institutions is rampant in alcohol and drug substance adding that through the partnership with Governors the challenge will be addressed
Mr Okioma asked counties to reinvest money generated from bars and restaurants licensing to supporting rehabilitation and prevention campaigns.
He said that they want specific funds generated from licensing that will address assist rehabilitation centers
Kisii governor James Ongwea who where handed over the certificate of the rehab ,said that his adminstration will work hand in hand with NACADA in the fight against drug abuse by admiting that the county is among regions with serious problems of alcoholism and drug substance abuse.
The county boss noted that the center will be of benefit to those struggling with addiction to drug abuse,advising people against drug abuse as it leads to develop of diseases even lower productivity .
Ten counties have now operational rehab center in the county
Governor ongwae also promised Kimwasi residents that his administrations will ensure there is good roads networks , water in the region and well equipped Kimwasi health center.
Kimwasi project was Jointly funded by the county government of kisii and NACADA.