Lusaka bans grade twelve leavers parties

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has said it will not tolerate the holding of leavers balls for grade twelve school leavers.

Council Assistant Public Relations Manager Mulunda Habeenzu said the council will not tolerate any bar or nightclub in the city to entertain grade twelve school leavers in a bid to stump underage drinking.

Mr Habeenzu said that there is need for concerted efforts in the fight against underage drinking and discouraging leavers balls was one effective way.

He told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that the local authority wants stakeholders to participate in fighting underage drinking in the city.

Mr Habeenzu said the council would stop at nothing to ensure that more stakeholders are engaged in fighting the scourge that is threatening the future of the nation.

He warned that bars or nightclubs that would allow grade twelve school leavers to hold their after Examinations functions will be doing so at their own risk because the law will take its course.

Meanwhile Mr. Habeenzu has said the demolishing of illegal bill boards in Lusaka City is an on going exercise.

He said the local authority wants all illegal bill boards to be removed adding that people need to learn to consult with the Council before putting up any bill board.

The Lusaka City Council has been apprehending and closing bars and nightclubs that allow underage patronage in their premises.

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