In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr. Habeenzu Mulunda disclosed that parents and guardians have the responsibility of ensuring that their children do not abuse alcohol.
He said parents and guardians are the custodians of their children hence they should take keen interest in what activities their children involve themselves.
Mr. Mulunda stated that the council currently has no law which gives penalties to parents or guardians who allow their underage children to engage in drinking alcohol but should ensure that they take responsibility of their children.
He has since warned parents or guardians to refrain from sending their underage children to buy alcohol on their behalf because such acts are wrong and punishable.
Mr. Mulunda also urged bar owners to desist from selling alcohol to minors saying those found wanting will be taken to court and prosecuted.
He also disclosed that the Lusaka City Council is currently sponsoring programs that aim at sensitizing the members of the public on the dangers of underage drinking and its consequences.