Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda says government is concerned with the increased rate of drug and substance abuse by young people.
Mr. Banda says the rate at which families are breaking down and the way young people are abusing drugs and substances is more alarming now than it has been in the nation’s history.
He was speaking at the Fundraising Dinner Dance organised by Sacred Heart Small Catholic Community towards addressing the drugs and substance abuse in Chelstone Community
Mr. Banda said it not unusual nowadays to see some people in Chelstone community drunk and unproductive even in the early hours of the day.
And a Psychiatrist and Acting Head of Clinical Care at Chainama hills hospital Nita Besa called for concerted efforts in the fight against drug and substance abuse in the country.
And in a vote of thanks, Sacred Heart Small Catholic Community Vice Chairperson Mary Zulu said health promotion, prevention and rehabilitation are among the activities that the group intends to embark on towards addressing the scourge of substance abuse in
he Chelstone community