Culture and Society
The increase of drug and alcohol addiction among minors can be traced to lax regulation, says the Archbishop of Kampala Dr.Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
The increase of drug and alcohol addiction among minors can be traced to lax regulation, says the Archbishop of Kampala Dr.Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. Dr.Lwanga said this on Wednesday at a commissioning of the Fram Vocational School at Bukolwa in Wobulenzi town council in Luweero district, where he was the chief guest.
Dr. Lwanga warned of the danger of a growing alcoholic generation if regulations for restricting sale of alcohol to minors are not more stringently enforced. Dr. Lwanga called upon the authorities and traders to work together to ensure that alcohol is not sold to minors, especially students. He urged traders to remember that it was part of their responsibility not to sell alcohol to those below the age of 18.
Addressing the students in attendance, Dr. Lwanga warned them of the dangers of bowing to peer pressure to consume alcohol and drugs. He noted that addiction to alcohol would not only affect their academic career, but also has serious health implications.
The Kampala Archbishop urged students to seek vocational skills to combat the growing youth unemployment challenges. Dr. Lwanga went further to urge the government to establish more vocational training institutes across the country.
archbishop of kampala archdiocese dr. cyprian kizito lwanga