Lusaka City Council LCC has warned shops and individuals in the habit of selling liquor without a license to stop the vice.
This follows an incident were some residents of Lusaka complained over the continued abuse of alcohol by children, stating that this has exposed them to various illicit activities such as sexual abuse.
In response LCC public relations manager Mwaka Nakweti told one love radio news, that Bars, night clubs and casinos that will be found admitting, selling and delivering liquor to underage persons will risk having their licenses revoked and to be prosecuted.
“We have observed that during this festive period, the city experiences high levels of alcohol consumption as well as its abuse and also a worrying growing trend in underage drinking especially in the peri-urban areas“, she said.
Ms. Nakweti also said the local authority will continue conducting spot inspections in business trading in liquor to ensure that they operate under the stipulated guidelines.
“Members of the public are therefore encouraged to report all suspecting bars, Nightclubs, Casinos, Shops and individuals involved in such activities to Lusaka City Council through our Public Health Inspectorate Unit in the site offices and Civic Center“, she further said.