Young Ghanaians found in possession of Tramadol should be punished with a minimum of a three-month prison term, the chief of Akuapem Berekusu has suggested.
Odeefor Oteng Korankye II said the usage of the drug among the youth is alarming, thus a threat to the future of the country.
Speaking to journalists in his palace, Odeefor Korankye II advised the youth to desist from Tramadol use in order to secure a bright future for themselves.
“We see the end of those who mostly use tramor, cocaine and weed,” he stated in local language Akwapim. “Sometimes, they think they are wiser than anybody else.
“But my advice to all Ghanaian youth especially those in senior high school is to take your studies seriously and not think tramor can help you in any way.”
Tramadol abuse is said to be increasing among the Ghanaian populace.
Non-prescribed ones are said to have infiltrated the drugs market.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) through its Central Region Director, John Odai-Tettey, has, therefore, warned drug sellers not to dispense any forms of the drug over-the-counter.
Used as a pain relief, Tramadol has now become a substance of abuse among street kids and it is said to have the same effects as heroine.