Drug Fight Malawi Executive Director, Nelson Zakeyo has once again sent his organization’s call on Government to move with speed on the policy to regulate alcohol consumption in the country.
In an intervoew, Zakeyo reiterated that they are worried that Government is not very active in making sure that issues such as packaging of sachet beer to be raised from 100 ml to 300ml to reduce teenage alcoholism.
He said the policy must also include measures that no drinking joints must open till 2 pm.
In addition, such places should be situated 500 meters from schools, hospitals, churches, offices or any other busy important place to avoid disturbance.
And in a different development, Josephy Patel, President of Independent Schools Association of Malawi (ISAMA) has added his voice to the calls by some people that national examinations dates in the flood affected areas in the Lower Shire be changed.
He said his organization is against changing examination dates in those areas because it will affect school calendar which the schools will eventually find difficult to adjust to be in line with other schools.
Patel also said that teachers in schools affected by floods worked hard to cover the syllabus though they were disrupted by the incident and it is just proper that the examinations be administered. –LINAFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :