Plans are underway as the government has decided to make the move to deal with underage young men indulging in betting activities.
The Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Dr. Stephen Amoah has explained that bylaws have been drafted and it will soon be kickstarted by assembly authorities.
He emphasized that the move is part of measures being put in place to beat down criminal activities in constituencies as they focus on reducing crimes among young people.
According to him, many children steal from their parents to get money then will use it on betting.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Abusua FM, he member of Parliament added that aside from fighting against the act of children indulging in betting activities, they’re also ensuring that minors are restricted from getting their hands on alcoholic drinks and other hard substances.
In his words, “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 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.