9 December 2012

Angola: Youth Urged to Abstain From Drugs - Singer Matias Damasio

Luanda — The Angolan singer Matias Damásio apelou on Saturday in Luanda urged the young people to abstain from alcoholic drinks and other drugs.

The artist said so to Angop on the fringes of the sale and autographs signing session of his third CD entitled "Por Angola", at Luanda's Independence Square.

He said that the abstinence will contribute to a serene festive season, based on respect, dignity and responsibility, as well as retrieve the moral values in the society.

Matias Damásio said that the consumption of alcoholic drinks and drugs provoke inacceptable behaviour, according to religious conduct that is abided by health and well-being of humans.

The singer appealed to the Executive and churches to continue developing awareness programmes on the excessive consumption of alcoholic drings and other drugs.

He said that the consumption of these substances has been causing premature deaths, serious diseases, road accidents, crimes and sauicides.

Matias Damásio is expected to sell his CD this Sunday at Luanda's Belas Shoping.

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