13 liquor factories shut down

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Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism has shut down 13 manufacturers of liquor which is packaged in plastic bottles and sachets.

Minister responsible Joseph Mwanamvekha said this in Parliament on Friday as he was responding to Member of Parliament for Kasungu Central Amon Nkhata’s question on the same.

Joseph Mwanamvekha

Mwanamvekha: we have closed factories

Nkhata noted that despite government’s ban on the production of liquor packaged in sachets, the liquor is still being sold in plastic bottles all over the country.

In his response, Mwanamvekha said government closed 13 factories which were producing the liquor packaged in plastics and the liquor which is on the market was smuggled into the country.

He also expressed worry that young people in the country are taking alcohol excessively without considering their future.

“We are very concerned over excessive alcohol consumption among young people in the country,” he said

Mwanamvekha said government banned liquor packaged in plastics to protect young people as they are future leaders of the country.

However, other Members of Parliament said the House is not using its power to protect young people from alcohol abuse through consumption of the cheap liquor.

The members said despite the efforts to completely ban the production of spirituous liquor, it seems that more work has to be done.

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139 Comments

  1. The issue should not be the package, please close because that liquar is more harzadous than any. We lost our beloved ones coz of this so called cane spilit

  2. If you go check the working conditions of those premises, you’ll find that they are pathetic where one’s life can’t improve. They just use cheap labour

  3. It’s not about packaging but rather quality of the product we allow on the market. High time MBS knew their work. If they bring glass bottles to package the poison will you reopen it? Sad

  4. what a comic a scenario…madzi ali pambaliwo ali m’botolo la dothi??? kuli cooking oil ,pure water and all sorts of drinks mma plastic bottles now u should just elaborate to us as the nation why u’ve shut down these companies…achinyamata ena amapezeramo lamchere ,popexa ntchito mukungolemba ana anu,greed is a big problem with our politicians

  5. the first comendable job ever since on this minstry bravo !pokoza zinthu zinaso zimaonongeka vuto palibe the minster should help those having no jobs eish am tired

  6. Are you not adding to the high number of joblessness why don’t you find an amicable solution to the problem than shutting down or they resisted a bribe?

  7. Anao ndiako samalani Ana ako bwanji ukuwanaminza Ana kuti nditsogoleli amawa pomwe iweyo ukukhakamila mpando wako osapasa Ana Ali ndi nzeru zatsopano

  8. ethanol liquors should be banned .kaya ayika mu botolo la plastic or glass.how can we allow ethanol be taken as liquors. these Indians can not be allowed to produce in their country .kutiwona kupusa ife a Malawi or bwanji ? opusa ndi yemwe anawapatsa residential permit. opusa ndi yemwe anawapatsa business license. very bad and you knew that these have come to poison our people but you closed your eyes and gave them licences .please mr minister investigate those who issued business license to these asians and investigate those who issued residential permit to these people. or you think these are investors. these are killers deport them to asia where they berong

  9. Zakhala bwino,,nthawi zina munthu umagwa mu tchimo chifukwa choti tchimolo waliyandikira kapena kuti lakuyandikira.anthu amagwiritsa ntchito zinthu zasakhala bwino kaamba koti zinthuzo zilipo,,chosani zinthu zosayenera pakati pa miyoyo ya anthu

  10. that was what i was waiting to hear.Blavo.Osamangolimbana ndiogulitsa.Timimowa timineti tationengera anthu kwambiri.These companies came to Malawi after being banned in Zambia.Once again Blavo for the closure,keep it up

  11. Nanga ntchito za amalawi amagwira kumeneko?talk to the manufacturers azifulula mowa osati poison amangayo.amalawi ambiri amafactory amenewawa!kuwatseka ziwonjezera kusowa kwa nchito komwe pano kwafika posauzana!#OPENTHEMNOW!

  12. The same should go to those producing plastic bags in town. They are polluting the cities and town. Otherwise they should be heavily taxed

  13. KOMA PAMENEPO NDIYE MWAPALAMULA CHITEDZE. KUTSEKA MUNZU WAMACHIMO?? NGATI SATANA AMAJOYA DZIKO LA PASI MUNZU WAKE NDI UMENEWO INU MUKATSEKE??

  14. Monse munayambila muja mukuona ngati zikuphula kanthu kukufunika kuika malamulo okhwima kaopangawo plans tiyeni tiller ziphuphu caus ena mukupita kukatseka ena akupita kukatenga ya fanta palibe chomwe chingathandize mapeto ske zimangopitilirabe

    • Sharia is just a law… dont be cheated Muslims are worse alcoholics… come to Nigeria in Bauchi State. it is an Islamic state and beer is not allowed… But go to out at night and see they way they swallow bottles of beer….

    • ur right,go to mangochii ukaone mmene mowa umwedwera kumeneko,mukakhumudwa,sharia is jst a law indeed..but achita bwino kutseka those companies,achinyamata akuonongeka nawo mowa umenewu,mpaka munthu kumafundula ngati njoka coz of timowa timenetii!!!! eishhh!