The Drug Enforcement Commission DEC has expressed concern over the consumption of easily accessed alcohol commonly known as Tujilijili.
DEC Programs Officer Getrude Lubita says that such kind of alcohol can cause harm to people because they are consuming them in excess.
Meanwhile Chipata Mayor Sinoya Mwale says that the council will soon start to seize Tujilijili from traders.
Mr Mwale told Breeze News this morning that the alcoholic drinks have brought nothing but harm to people and the government is not benefiting anything from it.
And the Mayor pointed out that inspections should be strictly carried out to those bars that are operating below acceptable standards.
He further says that it is the mandate of the council to inspect all bars and insure that they operate in good conditions before issuing a licence.