RESIDENTS Kalingalinga Township have bemoaned the selling of alcohol in shops that are not meant for selling of such items.

The residents complained it was illegal to sell alcohol in a shop were food items were sold.

Caleb Nkambo a resident of Kalingalinga lamented that selling alcohol in shops was encouraging teenage drinking in the area.

“Selling alcohol in shops is not allowed, we have bars where such things are supposed to be sold, most people here are fond of drinking alcohol and that is why many shop owners have taken advantage of that,” he said.

He said that it is not right that people who are supposed to be watching over the welfare of each other are at the top trying to destroy the other in the name of making money.

Another resident, Precious Lombe said the act should be condoned by all well- meaning Zambian.

“It is inhuman for the people to be selling alcohol in their shops when they know that even someone who is underage can simply go and buy because there will be no one to question them.

“The alcohol that is been sold in the local shops is much more cheaper and affordable than in the usual and normal drinking places and as such selling alcohol in shops is promoting underage drinking  and should be stopped at all costs,” she said.

Millennium Radio, 90.5FM

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