ANCYL must be helped to fight substance abuse

The ANCYL must be praised for its move to address alcohol abuse. It will leave a lasting legacy on the league's outgoing leadership. The proposal to ban liquor sales on Sundays ties fits in well with our moral regeneration programme.

The ANCYL must be praised for its move to address alcohol abuse. It will leave a lasting legacy on the league's outgoing leadership. The proposal to ban liquor sales on Sundays ties fits in well with our moral regeneration programme.

Although not everyone goes to church on Sundays, the day is sacred and regarded as a family day. It is a day when families and friends may choose to meet over a bottle of wine or some other beverage. It is not a day to go to spend at halls and taverns.

Young people are more vulnerable to substance abuse - because of economic ills such as poverty and unemployment -and it presents a serious challenge to our nation.

The social development department and other stakeholders are working hard to deal with the problem, but everyone must help if we are to win this battle.

The league, together with other youth and student formations must unite to defeat alcohol abuse because it is a problem that requires maximum participation by young people themselves.

Institutions of higher learning are deeply affected and should be targeted. Students must be educated on the dangers and implications of all types of abuse.

Unemployed people must be encouraged to use the little cash they have to buy food rather than substances.

Finally, people must learn to simply enjoy alcohol - without abusing it.

Phaladi Seakgwe, GaRankuwa

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