Please permit me a space in your most prestigious and informative medium to express my pain as regards the common place of drugs in our society.
Liberia, a country decimated by a prolonged diabolical, devastating and senseless civil uprising that claimed the lives of nearly three hundred thousand persons cannot afford to fight another round of war — drugs — war amid the huge presence of security forces, including personnel of UNMIL, who are armed to their teeth.
One may even be tempted to say why security officers should be paid by central government amid the continued proliferation of all kinds of illegal drugs in the country, which are seriously poising threat to national security and to our younger generation.
Ghettos are erected in residential communities in the city to the annoyance of residents, but dare to speak the matter for the fear of their lives or be placed on these drugs’ users’ ‘black-list.’
Thus, I write to challenge the required authority to go beyond seizing, burning these drugs at the various points of entries to look beyond where they are coming from and why and by what means.
This is worrisome, and must be stopped to safeguard national security.