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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Should Tujilijili be banned?

Tujilijili (or Tujiri jiri) is apparently becoming a Zambian obsession especially among youths who use them as a tranquillising drug to "keep their demons at bay". Tujilijili is a strong alcohol sold in a sachet for about K1, 000 per sachet. The alcoholic content is over 40 per cent, equivalent to whiskey and other known spirit brands like vodka and brandy.

There has been some calls for this drink to be banned. This week we are asking - should it be banned? What are the costs and benefits of doing so? How would such a ban be enforced?

A sample of responses from "properly identified persons" will be published under the Readers Weekly column.

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1 comment:

  1. I think it would rather better to limit the alchol content of alcholic drinks produced,in a factory,in Zambia. Say, a maximum of 10 percent per volume.

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