35 teenagers were nabbed in Kafue district by a combined team of state and council police for patronizing bars and taverns during the festive period.
Both Kafue Police Officer In-Charge John Milambo and Kafue District Council Secretary Albert Hamayanda confirmed the arrest of the teenagers to ZANIS today.
Mr. Hamayanda said the operation which covered Kafue town, Zambia Compound, Shikoswe and Estates would be extended to all parts of the district.
He said the council has since revoked licenses to bar owners for allowing under aged children to patronize bars despite numerous warnings by the council.
Mr. Hamayanda said some of the teenagers who were arrested were between the age of 14 years and 16 years and have since been handed over to the Victim Support Unit (VSU) for counseling.
Mr.Hamayanda said that the council has deployed its officers to ensure that bar owners open their premises from 10hrs to 22:30hrs.
He also appealed to the parents to strictly guard their children because they are the future leaders.
Meanwhile Kafue District Council Chairman George Muleya has donated various assorted gifts worth K1 million to the four New Years’ Eve babies.
Mr. Muleya stated that the council is proud to associate itself with the newly born babies because they are the future leaders.
He pledged to work with the District hospital to uplift the lives of the people in the District.
And receiving the donation Kafue District Hospital Superintendent Dr. Abby Makukula expressed gratitude for the good gesture.
He said the donation has come at a right time when the hospital is facing many challenges.
He asked other well wishers to emulate the council by lifting up the burden of mothers.