Karonga defy liquor sachet ban

Business operators in Malawi’s northern district of Karonga are still selling sachets liquor despite the ban which Malawi government imposed on the product last year.

One of the youth in Karonga drinking the liquor sachets

One of the youth in Karonga drinking the liquor sachets

Red card to satchets

Red card to satchets

Investigations by Nyasa Times has revealed that the liquor is now being supplied in various shops and drinking joints in the district using some vehicles which distributes bakery products.

One supplier said they sometimes get the sachets alcohol from the neighboring Tanzania.

“As business operators we are after money. Whether government has restricted the selling of such alcohol or not we still sell the products.

“After all some Malawian companies who produce a cream liquor sachets known as Right Choice and other are still manufacturing the liquor sachets a clear indication that there is no re-enforcement of the ban.”

He said business operators in Karonga are lucky because of their counterparts from Tanzania who supply the alcohol at a very cheap price and they resell them at K70 per liter.

Karonga Police Officer-In-Charge Edward Chingayipe admitted that some of the business operators still sell the restricted products.

“We are aware that some people are taking the law into their hands but we are trying our best to curb the malpractice by arresting those defying the ban,” he said.

A Karonga resident Brain Nyasulu alleged that even the police officers purchase the same banned liquor the move he said shows lack of seriousness.

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Guest

Mtumbuka uyu ndiye akuthuzuliratu.

flora
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LET THOSE WHO ARE TAKING THE SACHETS CONTINUE BUT MY ADVICE IS THAT BY TWENTY/TWENTY ALL OF THEM WILL BE LATES (MAMALEMU). BECAUSE THEIR LIVER WILL BE DESTROYED COMPLETELY. SO WHEN THE LIVER IS DAMAGED THERE IS NO CURE FOR IT. ADZINGOLAPILATU. AKUONA NGATI AKUPUZA MUNTHU MOYO SAKUSUNGIRA NDI MZAKO. UMASUNGA WEKHA.

Yuyo Mkhonde.
Guest

Mutuleke twebina Karonga.Tukwilepula twebene nu kangala Ni nthimba.Uswe fimasacheti tutakung’wa uma.Tsokapo apa mwesa ba mahelu.Ngondes are people known of high standards.They cannot drink fanta wazinyau.It is southerners and centralers who likes that cheap liquor while eating mices and rats.They can eat anything.They are not even selective.

Pacharo
Guest

Zithedi zimenezi, kuononga moyo.

neymar
Guest

Its not that we dont have laws here, the laws are there but the enforcement of such is now a problem.
We lead a very primitive life in this part of the universe…period!

Maximum Prison
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Harry Mkandawire, Mp for Mzimba was spotted distributing the liquor sachets in his constituency from Ekwendendeni, Edundu, Manjolo, Nsokopo on the way to Mphelemebe. He is the producer of the sachets at his Mzuzu factory and is still producing them! How do you expect the ban to be enforced?

Abiti
Guest

Karonga ! not sure ! l know Chilumba kuli my dark man mmm Mr Kunowa ! kunowa! l love you! my Tumbuka man so proud of you

kanyimbi
Guest

Our policemen are not Malawians.

jimmy juga
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kukanakhala kuukila mboma bwenzi ali pa no 1. Asiyeni achepetse chiwelengelo chawo tiwalamulile mpaka ambuye adzabwele

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mukaledzera bibida wanuyo, kenaka kuyamba kugona ana obala nokha.kosafunika kutengako mbewu ku mpoto komanso anthu ake manyazi mulibe.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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