Mvita youth development program dubbed ‘Skills mtaani’ will directly benefit recovering drug users in the constituency.
Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir said youth who are striving to disentangle themselves from drug menace needs livelihood project s to deter them from relapsing into drug addiction.
Nassir said the program which its phase four will be launched in December will consider training 50 of the recovery drug users in various skills so that they embrace self reliance.
“Female recovery drug users will be given priority in this program, we want to tame addiction among our youth,” he said.
Nassir singled out Reachout Centre Trust as anti-drug organisation that has positively impacted the lives of the affected.
“If we equip these recovering drug users with technical skills, they will be able to sustain themselves and their families too,” he added.
He however urged the government to curb drug trafficking and net all those involved in the illegal trade.
On his part, RCT Executive Director Taib Abdulrahman appealed to those who will benefit from the opportunity to take seriously the training so that they become independent.
“This is a unique opportunity the recovery drug users must not tightly embrace so that they become ambassadors of change within their own society,” said Mr. Taib.
Speaking at the same function, a recovery drug user Evelyn Watere urged colleagues who made a decision to walk out of the menace to also help their peers who are in peril.