Drug Fight Malawi wants Nyasa Tobacco company out of Bullets FC

Drug Fight Malawi has expressed its deep concern and fear of an increase in tobacco use by children and youth in the country following the recent sponsorship agreement between Big Bullets Football Club and Nyasa Tobacco Manufacturing Company.

Konrad Buckle of Nyasa

Konrad Buckle of Nyasa Manufacturing Company

Addressing jounrnalists in Lilongwe, Drug Fight Malawi Executive Director Nelson Zakeyo said they consider the tobacco sponsorship of the Peoples Team, as Big Bullets is fondly called as a deliberate and well-orchestrated strategy of the Nyasa Tobacco Manufacturing Company to market its products and increase tobacco consumption among children.

“This is in sharp contradiction to the healthy lifestyle of sports as espoused by FIFA. The tobacco sponsorship deal is also in conflict with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) three which ensures healthy lives and promotes well-being for all at all ages.

“Tobacco use is one of the greatest public health challenges facing the world today. The tobacco epidemic is spreading at an unprecedented rate, leading to nearly 6 million deaths globally each year from lung cancer, heart disease and other tobacco-related illness and causing the death of one in ten adult. By 2030, it is estimated that tobacco-related diseases will be the leading cause of death in Africa,” he said.

In Malawi, Zakeyo said more than 26 percent of men and 7 percent of youths smoke tobacco.

“As an important risk factor for non-communicable diseases, tobacco use is aggravating these conditions in Malawi where already one in three adults aged 25 years and above is hypertensive. While acknowledging that tobacco is Malawi’s top forex earner, it is not in order to promote for the use of tobacco that would in turn see children using the product.

“ The promotion of tobacco use will turn our own children into users and life smokers, hence dooming their
fututre,” he said.

Drug Fight Malawi is a registered NGO working against use of tobacco, marijuana, harmful alcohol consumption and other drugs of abuse.

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stevie phiri
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vuto lili kuno kumalawi ndilakuti timalolela kulanda ndalama kwa athu ena ndicholinga mukasokoneze zithu zimene zikhoza kutukula malawi .apa zaonekeratu kuti zomwe akupanga mr nelson zakeyo atumidwa ndi anthu ,koma chomwe mungaziwe mr zakeyu mukutaua nthawi ndizimenezi malo momalimbana ndi amene akumaba makhwala zipatalamu mukalimbana ndizithu zoti simupindula kalikose palibe atakuyamikileni, musaiwale mr zakeyu kumalawi amamusowesa munthu wamakani musowa ngati mene anasowela chasowa .muzuzisa anaanu akakhala akazi anu zakwatila ndine

Jaki
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jce yomwe ukunyadirayo unaipeza cause makolo ako amalima fodya waiwala? upepetse mw depends on agric especially fodya.so who r u ungopempha anthu akuthandiza utaniutani ife ndi mapale. usadzaonere BB .iwe ndi mdani wa malawi

stevie phiri
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koma monga tose amalawi pangofunika kukambilana bwino bwino cus matimu opanda sposa ndizimeneso ikumabwezeresa mpila kumbuyo ziko muno ndiye pakufunika kukhala pasi ndikukambilana kusiyana ndikumangottukwanana

Asibu mlenga
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Or titabwera kwanu kuzaola katundu sangakwane kupangira sponser mbuzi

Styson longwe
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zakeyu chamba sunasiyebe kusuta eti masponsership onse aja amowa,fodya mmene amkapanga sponsor muja unali mmimba mwayi wako,usadel nkhawa tikubwelera kunyumba yako,fisi iwe zamanyibasi.

Geoffrey Dyson
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Iwe zakeyu ,watumidwa eti,FAM is sponsored by Carlsberg,Malawi is depending on tobacco.The best u can do is to give BB 800mita kuti uchotse nyasa wamva chimutu chongokula.

chipembere
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thats bull shit!!!!!!……kodi amenewa nthawi yomwe kunali Embassy trophy FIFA kunalibe……kukula mopusa kapena kutumidwa….ma advert andudu amanveka mmawailesi ndi makanenmawa samawaona ….osakatseketsanso ma radio stationiwo bwanji…..ndekuti Ntchisi…kasungu….Mchinji..ndi ma boma ena asiyenso kulima fodya…mapazi anu agalu inu mukufuna kutchuka kapena…mbuzi

ngongoliwa
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Please neba do not make any mistake talking about Limbe Leaf supporting Nyerere. Those were old days when Tobacco money was not considered bloody money. Today there is global outcry over nicotines from tobacco. Curse to those who touch or use bloody money from tobacco. In fact I was surpised how possible that neba can source sponsorship of over 5 million mite. I knew it. That is bloody money.Drug fighter please separate these two aho wants to promote use of blood money.Head on Zakeyu.You are getting support from Nyerere Family. Hahahahahahahahahaha I am enjoying this world. Ndimkadabwa a Thewesa ayi… Read more »
mwana mulopwana
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Nelson Zakeyo , no surname but all first name, what does this man called Nelson Zakeyo smokes, I cant even deduce from his name his district of origin otherwise I could have done more investigation, useless man, if t all this man has a wife, it is better for the wife to seek divorce, this useless man will not assist the wife to grow, a man full of jealous, We need a very good bill in Malawi to be passed so that useless NGOs like this one should not find a room in a our beautiful country, it seems most… Read more »
Gadabwali
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Zinthu tinakambirana bwinobwino tapedza sponsor mukusokoneza. Ndiye iwe Zakeyu dziwa izi: Sikuti umakhala kumwamba ayi tili tonse. Tithana nawe nzeru ulibe. Wapangana ndi anzakowo mutisokonedze. Ife zokamba zambiri ayi. Tingobwera kunyumba kwako utipatse Sponsorship basi zokambirana palibe.

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