Kakapel Location Chief in Teso North Vincent Etyang has raised an alarm over irresponsible drinking of illicit changaa brew and bhang by the youth in his location which has led to most of them losing ‘network.’
Speaking during the burial of Miriam Arupia,90, at Kekalet village at the weekend, Etyang regretted the middle generation might become extinct since most of the youth are becoming impotent.
” Chang’aa that is sold in sachets has become the order of the day with the youth who have reached the age of getting married getting married to the illicit changaa and bhang.
I am appealing to leaders from all walks of life to intervene and talk to these youth on the dangers of alcohol so that they can abandon this worrying culture which is threatening the population of the area,” he said.
The Chief said they will convene a meeting of all stakeholders on Thursday this week in a bid to come up with measures to curb this worrying trend.
Etyang also raised concerns over incidents arising from disco matanga which is still practiced despite the National Government imposing a ban on it, warning those involved of dire consequences.
He cited an incident in the area last week when some youths who tried to block the outlawed gathering were injured after being stoned in the ensuing melee.
Photos: Kakapel Location Chief Vincent Etyang during the burial of Miriam Arupia, 90, at Kakapel village at the weekend.