PROTECTING OUR FUTURE: Condemning Politicians in Sierra Leone Exploiting Youth for Chaos and Drug Abuse


by Mahmud Tim Kargbo

In Sierra Leone, the youth are the backbone of our nation, brimming with potential, energy, and idealism. However, a disturbing trend continue in which some very dangerous politicians are exploiting young people as agents of destruction, fueling chaos, and promoting drug abuse for their self-serving agendas. This article denounces the reprehensible actions of politicians who manipulate and endanger our youth, calling for an end to this exploitation and advocating for the protection and empowerment of our future leaders.

Exploiting Vulnerable Youth for Political Gain:

It is disheartening to witness the manipulation and exploitation of vulnerable youth by politicians who see them as mere pawns in their quest for power and control. By inciting chaos, violence, and drug abuse among young people, these politicians not only endanger the lives and futures of our youth but also threaten the stability and progress of our nation. Exploiting youth for political gain is a betrayal of trust, a violation of ethical standards, and a grave injustice that must be condemned and addressed with urgency and resolve.

Promoting a Culture of Destruction and Drug Abuse:

The use of youth as agents of chaos and drug abuse perpetuates a culture of violence, lawlessness, and social degradation that undermines the foundation of our society. By fueling drug abuse among young people, politicians are contributing to a cycle of addiction, crime, and dysfunction that robs our youth of their potential, dignity, and future opportunities. This destructive behaviour not only harms the individuals involved but also erodes the fabric of our community, perpetuating a cycle of poverty, instability, and despair that hinders our collective progress and prosperity.

Empowering Youth and Safeguarding Their Future:

Our youth are not political tools to be exploited but individuals with dreams, aspirations, and the right to a bright and promising future. It is incumbent upon us as a society to protect, empower, and support our youth, providing them with opportunities for education, employment, and civic engagement that enable them to fulfill their potential and contribute positively to society. By investing in youth empowerment, mentorship, and leadership development, we can counter the influence of politicians seeking to exploit and manipulate young people for their own gain.

Mobilising Against Exploitation and Drug Abuse:

The exploitation of youth for chaos and drug abuse must be met with resolute action, collective mobilisation, and unwavering commitment to justice and accountability. Civil society organisations, community leaders, and concerned citizens must come together to denounce politicians who engage in such unethical practices, demand accountability for their actions, and advocate for policies that safeguard the welfare and rights of our youth. By raising awareness, promoting dialogue, and taking a stand against exploitation and drug abuse, we can protect our youth, promote social cohesion, and build a healthier, safer, and more inclusive society for all.

The exploitation of youth by politicians for chaos and drug abuse is a reprehensible practice that undermines the integrity, dignity, and future prospects of our young people. It is incumbent upon us as a society to condemn such actions, protect our youth from harm, and empower them to become the leaders, innovators, and change-makers of tomorrow. By standing together against exploitation, promoting positive youth development, and advocating for policies that foster a culture of respect, opportunity, and empowerment, we can build a stronger, more just, and more resilient Sierra Leone for generations to come.


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