Kwaw Kesse mounts campaign against drugs

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Hiplife artiste Emmanuel Botchway, popularly known as Kwaw Kese, who

is currently in the grips of the law for smoking cannabis, is urging

the youth to stay away from drugs.

Kwaw Kese was arrested by the police in Kumasi on Saturday, November

22, for allegedly smoking cannabis and has been remanded into prison

at the Kumasi Central Prison. He is due to appear in court December 22

after three failed attempts to get bail.

In a statement signed jointly by management of the rapper and the

Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Kwaw Kese said he continues to be

an advocate for increased Youth Development programmes in Ghana.

According to the statement, "he also remains committed to the 'Say No

To Drugs Campaign' as is evident in his support to Prisons and

outreach programmes each year. This year we are hopeful he may be able

to do so again."

The rapper challenged the youth of Ghana to "be positive, be patriotic

and to do all they can to follow their dreams."

Kwaw Kese, who expressed gratitude to the general public for the

tremendous show of support as he awaits his faith in the court, urged

the general public and fans to desist from making statements that will

be prejudicial in the case against him.

Since his arrest, several celebrities including Samini, Shatta Wale,

Yaa Pono, Kofi Kinaata, Dee Moneey and Wanlov have taken to social

media networks to support a campaign – #FreeKwawKese – with the hope

of getting him released.

Commenting on the campaign, the 'Oye Nonsense' hit singer disapproved

of the formation of the group, fearing it may worsen his case.

"We are, therefore, calling on all parties to desist from making

further statements and embarking on campaigns such as #FreeKwawKesse

et al in a bid to support Kwaw Kesse. On the contrary, these

activities along with the heightened media coverage only go to worsen

the plight of Kwaw," the joint statement said.

The rapper expressed full confidence in Ghana's legal system, the

Police and Prison Service.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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