Alcohol could be banned in Malawi: Govt urged to control beer consumption

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With the way consumption of beer is becoming the order of the day for many Malawians, concerned organizations could be pushing government to ban alcohol, if their recent calls for government to adopt the Malawi National Alcohol Policy come incessantly and are anything to go by.

Government has been asked to quickly adopt the Malawi National Alcohol Policy to help control abuse among underage youth in the country.

Beer being consumed'too much' in Malawi

Beer being consumed ‘too much’ in Malawi

National coordinator for Malawi National Alcohol Policy Alliance who is also executive director for Drug Fight Malawi Nelson Zakeyu said this during a sensitization meeting in Mzimba district.

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According to Zakeyu, government should adopt the policy – which has stalled for three years – to regulate consumption, marketing, and distribution of beer in order to save underage youths from abuse.

Nelson Zakeyu

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“We want government to help us strengthen the Malawi alcohol policy alliance and advocate speedy adoption of the policy to protect our youth,” he said.

Deputy Chairperson for civil society network in the district who is also project coordinator for Malawi Carer, Hendrix Mphangamo, said once the policy is passed it will among other things reduce gender based violence in communities.

The meeting was conducted with members from different stakeholders in order to raise awareness on the draft national alcohol policy.

The national alcohol policy was drafted by Drug Fight Malawi and other organizations after noticing excessive abuse of alcohol by youth in the country.

Some of the countries where beer is banned include Bangladesh, Iran, Libya, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

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379 Comments

  1. Anthu drink to forget their problems ndimmene situation yadza chuma ili people choose to drown their sorrows in beer.If you ban beer first you are making others to lose their jobs but bewarned banning beer will not make people to stop drinking beer.

  2. Why not regulate instead of banning it? In Kenya, they only allow consumption of alcohol from 6- 10pm and during productive hours, that’s to say during working hours, no bottle store is open. Only weekends are days you can drink anytime!!!!!

  3. Ngati mkufuna kuletsa mowa wamumaplastic apo zilibho,koma otsati mowa onse!..pamowa ulionse pali ma %tage nde barn yanuyo muange check mowa wopanda MBS ndiomwe muletse!..Sizingatheke kuti dziko lisakhale ndizidakwa,koma mungoletsa timowa topanda MBS topha anthuto basi

  4. Zopusa zimenezo muzatilemba ntchito mukatseka ma company wo musamaganize zopusa mwamva muthamangatu pamalawi pano ndipo it looks like mwakufuna kumatikanda pa chilonda. Munagulitsa Msb tinakusiyani ndemusatiwonjeze

  5. Za zii osangonyadira kuti tikugula mankhwala mzipatala zaboma ndi kukudyetsani nthumbwana mmanyumba mwanu pa misonkho timakhoma tikamaledzera bwanj…. Bar man dress the table

  6. If the idea is going to materialise I tell you we are going to have more suicide cases….!
    There different reasons why people drink alcohol!
    Why can’t the government ban prostitution and abortion?….Zimenezi ndiye zoononga moyo!

  7. Mowa sungathetsedwe ,kwa makolo osauka ndipamene amapezera ndalama zophunzitsila ana. Mukufuna ana aphunzire ,ulimitu ndi owawa. GUYS KUMWA BASI sizopusazi.

  8. Ngati anthu akulemera business yake ndi mowa, and ngati ziko likukoma ndichifukwa cha mowa, ndiye inu basi kusegula kamwa yanuyo abane mowa, osabana uhule bwaaaa? Osabana kupha , kuba komaso kuchosa anthu ntchito bwaaaaa? Mowa munaupeza komaso muzausiya

  9. Munabana ma small sachets and now pple are taking big ones, how can u say kuti Tanana ma sachet and yet they increase the volume of the sachet.Mowa ndi wabwino oyipa ndifeyo anthu. Koma mubaneso Zicheche

  10. If you think beer makes you poor then just stop it, period. I am not necessarily encouraging bad behaviors but come on guys, people should not just wake up in the morning and expect everybody to walk in their shoes just like that. Malawi is a secular country and so sharia law does not apply in our law suit

  11. Aaaaaaaas iyi ndiye misala ife2 tilibe puloblem boma ndi anthu yesa uwone???? Mamina a ng’0na. Ukufuna tixitani ife tikamwa sitinganiza za munthu nde timslimva kukoma Dziko la Mulunguli upeze dziko ndi anthu ako oti uwaletse osati ine apo bi ungondipha sipaja muli ndi mphamvu zozimitsa munthu. Ndakwiya hevy

  12. Or even religiously, munthu saloledwa kumwa mowa. Mulungu analesa anthu kuti asamamwe mowa ndi zifukwa zokwanira zokomera munthu mwini ndi anthu ena. Inunso mukudziwa, mmm mwatochepa inuyo.

  13. Why don’t they just make it mandatory to have a credited license to distribute alcohol. This license would be approved by the Malawi police so they have a record of who is distributing, the MRA and an organization on social welfare. Distributors would need ID from buyers before transaction. Anyone who doesn’t follow will be penalized.

  14. In kenya people drink alcohol from 6:00 pm , why not in Malawi you already found someone is drunk by 7:00 am….so how can we develop our country….government should consider time for drinking alcohol and pass into law

  15. We count on every citizen to be productive employed on Non employed in every sector. Beer consumption has shown its disadvantanges to every developmenta concious comunity member. Non can develop his/her life if they starts drinking as early as 8 am. Apart from other mere drinking I personaly feel that strong penalties has to be imposed on every one found drunk before 15 hrs. I feel like piblic drinking has to be restricted in all terms possible.

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  17. Zosatheka leader kuletsa munthu chimene iyeyo amapnga on daily basis munthu amachita kuoneka kuti ndi chidakwa nde mukati chani kodi mowa wayamba kufululidwa lero pezani china chochita ngati mulibe ndiuzeni ine ndikupatsani zochita zaphindu

  18. Zimenezo nde zopusanotu,musationjeze kwambiri ngati chalo ichi nchanuyi,anakanika kulesa mowa Atcheya Sheik weni weni nde inu ngati kuyendesa dziko wakukanikani bola kumangizikanda mapwala bax

  19. enafe timaganiza ngati munena kuti aliyese ali kunja mumuyitanisda kuti azayambe ntchito mu dziko mwake. kani mumakambilana zamowa? malawi kaya anthu anzeru adzapezeka liti kaya shame my malawi (utajiji)

  20. Pa m’nyelo pa amake amene wayambitsa zakumtuzuzo zamanyi eti munayamba mwandipatsapo ndalama ya mowa? Pankongo pa amanu amene mwayambitsanu ndikuti machende omatanawo mukandifuna mundipeze ku Grand

  21. Ban alçohol wiĺĺ cost thousanďs of pple there jobs, dont just raise a poiñt looking on negetive effects only, Vary both gud and bad side, shame poor thinking leaders

  22. I myself am adrunkard but I recomend it as a welcomed development, zikutisaukitsa personaly, at de same time zikusaukitsa dziko. Nobody can do development while drinking too much as it is currently happening. Gvt must take strict measure if it can to control alcohol consumption otherwise dis current generation is going to be totaly un productive to this nation. Mkarabongo too much….

  23. If Dis Z Aserious Issue Den De Gvt Shud Declare Dat From Now ownwards It Has Stoped Correctn Tax From All Beer Brewing And Selling Companies, Then We Will Follow If Not So Then We Are Not Welcoming Any Nonsese

  24. Since DPP came into power, this is the only bill yoti ingathandize tonse, thou some people may not see the goodness of it, kut tithetse njala, umbava, ulova komanso tikafuna kut titukule dziko lathu, let’s abolish local end cheap beer production, with that Malawi azalemela, viva PITALA, end mabungwe omwe ayambitsa nkhani imeneyi, don’t stop, fight up to the end, we are behind u

  25. Moyo wonongekao ndiwako …iwe ngati sumamwa ife zitikhuze mesa timamwera zathu kapena unene ngati ambwiyako anatibwelekapo ndalama yokamwera malo moti kumaxova mavuto enieni adziko kumalimbana ndi mowa anthu oputsa kwambiri fucken malawian

  26. Olo musiye tidzimwa mkotho mmidzimu,zopusa eti ndalama nzanu?tayamba takupephaniponi ndalama zomwela mowa kuti mudziti tikuvutisani,mukhatuhangaishagha uswe.

  27. Fuck the concerned organizations, zopusa basi, nkhuku zomwe tikumadya zachizunguzi sizikuononga moyo wa anthu…. FUCK U ALL!!!!!!

  28. Mufuna kubadwe miyandamiyanda ya wana? Makampani amowa atseke? Ulova ufike pati? Chuma chikhale mmanja mwa anthu ochepa? Ena asowe zolalikira? Go back to your drawing board!

  29. iiiiii ndiye ambiri mdziko lathu ndizidakwa ndi nkhani zake zili apa koma alesedi ngati kuli anthu a ombombo ndiye zidakwazo ana amafa ndi njala kunyumba ndalama amathera bibida

  30. This is a good idea.Indeed consumption and production of alcoholic substances must be banned in malawi.why? bcoz its hazardous to health.

  31. Taonani Amalawi kudandaula kalanga ine osangoti eh Khristu umbava,Sodomu ndi Gomora zichepe mu Zolozolo ghetto,chigwiri,Ndixville,kwa mtopwa etc kkkkkk

  32. Taonani Amalawi kudandaula kalanga ine osangoti eh Khristu umbava,Sodomu ndi Gomora zichepe mu Zolozolo ghetto,chigwiri,Ndixville,kwa mtopwa etc kkkkkk

  33. Iwe zakeyo ndi azinzako omwe mkugwilizana nfundo zopusa you called that meeting just you want allowances that is just waiting government money insted to put that money in other organization you want to stop alcohol in the country zopusa asaaaa

  34. I suggest they must control the time of beer drinking, make it from monday to friday 6pm to 12 mid night and any time on saturday and sunday. So that pple must work, ena kukacha amangothamangira pali mowa basi mmaloti akagwire ntchito.

  35. ine si ndimamwa koma asiyeni azimwa chamba chokha nje! usabana chamba bwanji ndipo munthu okoka ma drugs amenewa amandinya kopotsa zinthu zonse padziko lapasi I can even barry him alive

  36. Mmalo moti athane ndi katangale wakula mu panti mwakemo, akulimbana ndi mowa. Mapazi ako Nyapapi ndi chimbava chako chi Chaponda. Ndikuphani ine muona. FUCK OFF!!.

  37. Nkhamba kamwa izi, anayamba kale kale kunena kuti aletsa mowa, koma mpaka lero palibe chomwe anapanga, kkkk zidakwa zonse pano zingodyabe masese

  38. Mbuzi za ma organization ena kusowa chochita ndi ndalama eti, tipaseni titomwera ife,ndiye mukuonangati mabala osewa tizitaninawo kuwetamo mbuzi ngati inu foolish.

  39. Mulibe nzeru! Do you know how many of us are sustaining of families out of beer?could you imagine the rate of unemployment,umbabva n the likes? Maso mwambwiyanu inu ma CSOs

  40. I can see Malawians love beer too..much. ..unemployment is everywhere. .here in Zambia it was worse in RB’s time because of those small packs those cheap ones. .as a result every person was able to buy beer it was too cheap….available and convenient to carry. …people could change their behavior in meetings …u could find that someone was just talking normally after going to the toilet everything changed ….so Sata banned the packaging of smaller beers. .but still people drink as if there are no problems in their homes…

    • We almost walk in the same foot steps. Small sachets were banned in Malawi too following the same weird and routine behavior from people haha

  41. Asiyeni anthu amwe,agwe,koma azindikire kuti mowa umadzetsa ulova pakhomo ntchito zikatha,business zathu zikaduka;timwalira chifukwa tikaledzera tigwira mkazi kapena mwamuna aliyense

  42. Zoletsa mowazo ndye ai anthu amene amamwa mowao samwera ndalama za boma ai. Inu mukamagula magalimoto odula palibe yemwe amakuletsa kod mavuto ali ku Malawiko anthu adzichotsa nd chiyani ma stress?? Bwanji osaletsa fodya

  43. Government must actually draft a bill on alcohol consuption. It is slowly killin Malawi ability to work and think responsibly. Too much alcholism is dangerous.

  44. ndekuvuta pakuta agogo ndi nkozi yanga onse amati akapanda osamwa mowa amadwala, pamenepa muganize bwino musanapange zimenezi kupanda apo oowo.

  45. Which organisation and where is it from? They should be concerned with drugs problem in their country not mere beer drinking. That sounds like a joke

  46. Ayelekeze awone komwe azakatenge vote. Mowa ndi womwe umapangitsa economy kuti ikhale bho, kafunseni MRA kuti imatolera ndalama zingati Carsberg

  47. PAMENEPO BOMA LANENA ZOPUSATU?? KKKKKK, MOWA NDI MUNZU WA MACHIMO NDIYE MWAONAKALE ODANA NDIKULETSA MOWA KUDANA NAZO KWAKE. MOWA NDI WACHABE PANO PADZIKO LA PASI NDIMOYO WINAWOSO MAVUTO OKHA OKHA.

  48. Shame on u , why don’t u focus on how u can end ur corruption behavior, now ur taking malawians as if u fathered them, how z t possible someone has worked 1to 30 n then u want to control his / her pocket, u must be insane.

  49. Palibe chifukwa cholesela mowa, mukalesa muzifuna munthu opezeka atamwa alandile chilango nde muzalanga angati? Ngati munthu amakanika kusiya mowa akudwala kumamwebe akasiye chifukwa chainu? zoyambana ndi anthu oledzela ai. Mukamanva kuti kuli atsogoleri opanda nzelu kapena mutha kukhala inu mukapitiliza. Ndalama zomwe mukuononga mkumapanga misonkhano yokambirana mungotenga zomwezo muphunzise mtundu wa amalawi zakuoppysa kwamowa osanva asanve adzafayekha mmanda sitikamo awiri kuno kumalawi ayi.!!!

  50. Willard Manda, Rashid KingZasha Kachule, Canaan Kalinga, Godish Chikoti, Essau Chikoti, Bolo Tony Mbewe, Gift Lowe, Calliban T Cha Moossah Chikanakhala chakudya bwez ndikuti mufa ndi njala, madzi bwez nditat mufa ndiludzu…. Apapa zandivuta kaya mufa ndicha?……..

  51. Mmalo Moti Musise Price Mukufuna Kuletsatso,mumaganiza Bwanjiii,nde Mukaletsa Enafe Tizitaniii Coz Ntchito Simkutirembaso.Kamweni Kaye Kachasu Mwina Mutha Kuringalira Mozama

  52. zachamba et alah ophika mowa azidya chan zankutu nde zimenezo kumene akukambilanaponso pali mowa zaukape bas osamangogwesa kwachayo bwunj ngat mwasowa zochita

  53. listen carefully guys,in our country malawi seemed to be a pit where the rich people throw their waistmatters.it can be better off punch can be out of market ,look zambians dont accept the sale and drink of punch but amalawi zopusa zopusa pamene mukuononga moyowanu.

  54. Mutsitse Kaye mtengo wa essential commodities like fertilizer to avert hunger. You should reduce the prices of maize as well so that people should not die of hunger.

  55. lack of job induce fans to drink in order for them to forget their daily crisis. lets drink more guys stress free. those bullshit when thy finish stealing our tax they shall let us know.

  56. Aaaasa!Mukufuna kuti mudziko muno mukhale anthu ochepatu chifukwa tonse amowa tisamukila kumayiko kumene kuli mowa.Masapota amowa ndife ambiri ndi chifukwa palichiletso chija choti osagulitsa kwa ma under 18 apo bii bwezi ndi ana okwawa amene akumwa mwakathithi

  57. Zopusa eti timamwera zanu zachamba eti wayambitsa ndani chisiluyo mali mosisa mukti muthesa osakambilana za zeru bwanji ku paliament ko kt musise chimanga anthu asafe ndi njala muyese muwone tamantcha kumeneko

  58. thats crazy instead kumalimbana nd njala mukulimbana chinthu chomwe chimabweretsa money…nde mukuganiza kut madolo akakhara nd money azikachezera kut ?? there s no valid rizon for da bullshit!…