Inmates to take part in song competition

The National,Friday June 10th, 2016

INMATES at Bomana Prison will take part in a song competition this month.
The initiative by the National Youth Development Authority is to educate them through songs about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol.
Awareness officer Lawrence Tau said they had signed a contract with the CHM studio to record 10 songs.
He said the inmates would be asked to display their skills and talents in writing songs about the illegal substances.
“It’s like raising the warning flag from within the prison and out to the lager community,” Tau said.
“At the end of the recording, we will put together an awareness campaign album because drugs and alcohol are ticking bombs affecting mostly the school-aged population.
“We decided to start disseminating information from the prison to the young people because those men in prison have lost their freedom.
“We believe that by taking inmates out and giving them the opportunity to record an album would make a good impact on our people.”
Tau also called on the Government to step in and support their work in combating the use illegal substances.
The song competition will be launched on June 26 to coincide with the International Day against Drugs and Illicit Trafficking.
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, this day serves as a reminder of the goals agreed to by Member States of creating an international society free of drug abuse.
Each year a theme is selected to celebrate the day.