Dr. Stephen Amoah, Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, has revealed that measures to deal with young men under the age of 18 who engage in betting activities are far advanced.
According to the legislator, a bylaw has been drafted to that end, and assembly authorities will begin implementation soon.
He explained that the measure is part of a broader strategy to combat criminal activity in the constituency, particularly among young people. Dr. Stephen Amoah says that many children steal from their parents in order to obtain money for betting.
The MP also disclosed on Abusua FM that, in addition to prohibiting minors from engaging in gambling activities, the assembly will also prohibit minors from purchasing alcoholic beverages and other hard narcotics.
“What we are going to do now in Nhyieaso is that children below 18 years will be arrested at betting organizations if they engage in betting, we will also arrest children possessing or buying alcohol and other hard substances. We will arrest them even when they are sent by their parents. And one important strategy we are going to deploy is by telling children to always show their ID cards when engaging in any of these, if they’re below 18 we will arrest them as done elsewhere”, the MP said this on ‘Abusua Nkomo’ on Kumasi-based Abusua Fm
“The time children will say Manchester United will score Chelsea, Chelsea will score Liverpool, I will win this bet today, then we are there to arrest them, he added.