—-Katete district commissioner colonel
Peter Kunda has called on the local council to improve efforts in ensuring that bar
owners adhere to operating rules and regulations to bring sanity to the district.
The district commissioner told ZANIS in an interview that the council
has not been carrying out serious spot checks to ensure that young
persons are not allowed to enter beer drinking places.
Colonel Kaisa said that he recently held an indaba with the local
authority where it was agreed that it was going to work with
security wings to curb the detrimental vice but noted that nothing has
been done since then.
He noted with sadness that some bars are still admitting young people
a situation he described as unfortunate.
He noted that as a licensing authority, the council should ensure that
bars operate within the stipulated time and within the confines of the
Colonel Kaisa has also challenged parents in the district to ensure
that they do not allow their children to engage in beer drinking and
He dismissed assertions that beer drinking among youths under the age of
16 years is linked to poverty.
Meanwhile, Katete district council secretary Wamulume Aoongola said
that the council has been carrying out snap checks to find out how
bars are operating.
Mr. Aoongola said the department of public health has on several
occasions checked to ensure that business people operate within the
confines of the law.
And Mr. Aoongola said that the street lighting project is progressing
well and is expected to be completed by the end of this month and are likely
to be switched-on at Christmas as 90 percent of the works have been done.