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Eastern PS calls on more drug sensitization during traditional ceremonies

General News Eastern PS calls on more drug sensitization during traditional ceremonies

EASTERN Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, gives his address during the National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata.
EASTERN Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, gives his address during the National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata.

Eastern Province Permanent Secretary (PS), Chanda Kasolo has called for more sensitization on the dangers of drug abuse during traditional ceremonies because of their unifying factor.

Mr. Kasolo said knowledge about the dangers of the vice is power to the people in communities and hence, it should also be distributed when people from all walks of life come together such as during traditional ceremonies.

The Permanent Secretary said this when the Assistant Secretary Royd Tembo received on his behalf, a truck to enhance sensitization on the dangers of drug abuse in Eastern Province, which was delivered by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) National Coordinator Education and Counselling Department Isaac Masiye yesterday.

Mr. Kasolo urged the DEC to also extended its sensitization programs to all traditional ceremonies in the province apart from the Kulamba Traditional Ceremony of the Chewa’s which is set to reach its climax this Saturday.

He also called on the Commission to target the campaign at small scale farmers as they play an important role in the cultivation of prohibited substances such as Marijuana.

And in delivering the sensitization truck, DEC National Coordinator Education and Counselling Department, Isaac Masiye said the truck is also part of the commission’s drug modernisation initiative intended to reach drug prone areas such as villages and rural compounds.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Chanda Kasolo you know that you can’t stop these people from smoking chamba, it’s part of their identity. They have been smoking before both of us were born. They will just bewitch you. At one time they caught an impi smoking, hundreds of them surrounded the Police Station and began smoking openly until their colleague was released. You are wasting time

    • Uyu mubemba niwopusa…..my ancestors smoked chamba in 100BC who is Kasolo or DEC to stop me from smoking the holy weed. Late Sata and FTJ smoked and ended up being presidents kikikiki Whats wrong with smoking weed!

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