New liquor rules are radicalizing youth – Andrew Sesinyi

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by KHONANI ONTEBETSE
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 07:02

• They have exalted the status of alcohol, he charges
• Youth must be involved in solutions to alcohol abuse, he advises

Former Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology and novelist, Andrew Sesinyi, has called on the government to scrap the new alcohol regulations.

Speaking as a “concerned ordinary citizen”, he told The Gazette that the State must involve all stakeholders – mainly the youth – in seeking solutions to alcohol abuse. “Let us not be skewed towards adults; they are not the sole custodians of solutions to problems. Identify existing potent and proven successes in reducing alcohol abuse by looking at case studies,” he said.

The government should look at the successes of the local Alcoholic Anonymous and [continue reading]

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