Revise liquor restriction age

Your article on Monday about the young man who killed his father after a night of drinking alcohol is serious cause for concern.

Your article on Monday about the young man who killed his father after a night of drinking alcohol is serious cause for concern.

This despite the fact that there was a call to stop liquor sales on Sunday. We should all condemn this kind of behaviour, especially from our youth, who are our future leaders.

What has happened to our morals and African values? I cannot imagine a young African from a rural village arguing with his/her parent or guardian over anything.

Some years back, I personally could not face my parents after a night out. I continued to hide the fact that I drank occasionally until recently when I made it clear to my parents that I had grown up and was now responsible for my actions.

Back to the issue of the liquor ban. My view is different from the comrades who made the proposal. However, I still believe the intention behind the proposal is quite noble. It warrants the entire nation to engage in the debate and find practical solutions.

The bottom line is that the lack of morals from our youth is influenced primarily by substance and alcohol abuse. This leads to unnecessary tragedies.

The new constitutional privileges we now enjoy have exposed us to foreign cultures and traditions. Perhaps our government must revise the liquor restriction age from 18 to 21 years.

Richard Rambiyana, Masisi

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