Ashanti Region: MP moves to stop minors from sports betting

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Dr. Stephen Amoah, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) MP for Nhyiaeso in the Ashanti Region, has stated that he is working with the appropriate agencies to form a security task force to prevent children from visiting sports betting establishments in his district.

According to Ghanaweb, Mr Amoah explained that the action was taken to help develop responsible citizens by reversing the rising tendency of young people becoming addicted to gambling at the expense of their education and, in some cases, resorting to theft.

Dr. Amoah stated during a community engagement that he was working with the police to prevent the use of unregistered motorcycles in the Nhyiaeso constituency. He claimed that 19 of these bike riders had already been detained and turned over to the police.

The MP visited places including Sokoban, Apraman, Santasi, Timpon, Ahodwo, Daban, and Kwadee Junction as part of the community involvement project called “Community Connect, Accounting to the Good People of Nhyiaeso.”

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He reaffirmed his commitment to assisting young people in leading better lives in the future and said that in order to address issues affecting young people and the general populace, a community development office had been set up at Parakuo Estate.

SOURCE: www.Ghbase.com

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