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02 July 2019

Local Drug Action Committee launched in George

The George Municipality in conjunction with other departmental stakeholders officially launched the Local Drug Action Committee (LDAC) at the Rosemoor Community Hall, with the different stakeholders putting up information stalls for the community.

 

Ms Mia Davids from the Department of Social Development shared information on the National Drug Master Plan (NDMP) and LDAC. Davids said the launch was on 26 June, International Drug Awareness Day, to create awareness of drug abuse in communities. “Drugs are destroying our communities. People out there feel helpless and we as the stakeholders need to work together to help people in need, including families who cannot deal with the effects of drug abuse in their homes,” she said. “God teaches us the difference between right and wrong, so let us be the change we want to see. Parents, you cannot do drugs and expect your child not to do it.

The purpose of the LDAC is to give effect to the NDMP and to compile and implement an action plan to combat substance abuse in the jurisdiction of the municipality. The LDAC must give annual feedback to the Provincial Substance Abuse Forum and Central Drug Authority (CDA). The George Municipality, department of Social Development, department of Health, SAPS, SANCA, Ithemba Lobomi, Correctional Services and Kidstop are stakeholders in LDAC.

Cllr Sean Snyman, Portfolio Councillor of Community Services, Libraries and Sport is the champion for this initiative and was the keynote speaker at the event. “Nobody wants to become an addict, but you may enter a room and will be given drugs - your first reaction is to say ‘no’ and then there would be someone who calls you scared or a sissy. You think ‘one little puff won’t hurt me’ but later it becomes once a week and eventually it takes over your life. What starts off as a social thing takes over your life and you only live for your next fix.”

 

Snyman said communities fear for their lives because of one drug lord and kept quiet but it was only one person(the druglord) against 5000 people if the community stood together. “If we do not do anything about the problem, we are just as guilty and part of the problem. Life has no replay-button, but we can surely change the future,” he said.

 

Snyman shared what he says spells, “Attitude” – A is for acknowledging the problem, T is for talking about your issues, T is for taking ownership, I is for Identifying problem areas (stakeholders), T is to teach good practices, U is for a unified approach, D is to determine a desired outcome and E is to evaluate the progress.

 

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The Local Drug Action Committee are in front from left, Estelle Fredericks (George Municipality Community Development), Jonathan Fortuin (chairperson of LDAC and from George Municipality Community Development) and Marisa Lamprecht (Correctional Services). At the back are Cllr Vincentius Muller, Janine Adams (Senior Social Worker, George Municipality), AO Gerhard Wiese (Police), Jonathan Gelderbloem (Kidstop), Errol Jafta (George Museum), Michelle Heyens (Department of Social Services), Cllr Sean Snyman,  Vuyokazi Ngcamabazie (Ithemba Lobomi), Stephen de Klerk (Excellent Youth Empowerment),   Tasneem Smith (Department of Social Services) and Mzoli Mavinbela (SANCA).

 

 

Last published 02 July 2019