ZACA welcomes the ban of unhygienic transportation of opaque beer

Chibuku Beer Being Delivered to a Local Tavern
Chibuku Beer Being Delivered to a Local Tavern

The Zambia Consumers Association (ZACA) has praised the Lusaka City Council (LCC) for banning the packaging and transportation of opaque beer in drums and other related containers in the city.

ZACA Executive Director, Muyunda Ililonga, said the LCC should indefinitely ban the sale of the commodity until traders start packaging the beers in a much healthier manner.

Mr Ililonga said the manner opaque beers are packaged and transported poses a healthy risk to consumers and was not safe to consume.

He told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that LCC should be commended for the move as it was its duty to ensure consumers are sold products that are safe and clean to consume.

Mr Ililonga said most consumers have a long time put their health at risk by taking opaque beer which is not properly packaged.

He implored the local authority to go out and inspect taverns in the city and enforce some health regulations on traders who sell opaque beer in unhygienic manner.

And Mr Ililonga has urged the council to enforce measures that will restrict the sale of meat in open places.

He said the trend has been one of the contributing factors to outbreak of communicable diseases in the city.