It has been learnt that Monze town bars in Southern Province have been heavily invaded by underage drinking.

But, Monze Council public relations officer Kanchele Kanchele has denied allegations that the council was standing idly as underage drinking allegedly increase in the town.

Mr Kanchele to ZANIS in interview that the Council has in fact started carrying out patrols to control underage drinking.

He said the council has further engaged bar owners to restrict underage drinkers from patronizing bars, as they risk losing their trading license.

Campaign aims to reduce underage drinking and substance use among youths must be intensified, it is arguably that underage drinking has not only infested Monze town, but it is a national disease that has befallen almost all the towns in the country.

But Parents have a significant influence in their children’s decisions to experiment with alcohol and other drugs.

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