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Maputo Municipal Police have announced the imminent forced removal of alcoholic beverage outlets near schools in order to combat the consumption of alcohol by students.
Speaking to state-owned Radio Mozambique, Maputo Municipal Police spokesman Joshua Lai said the corporation expected the owners of these taverns commonly known as “barracas” in Maputo to move from the immediate vicinity of schools voluntarily, or face forced removal by the authorities.
“If they do not wish to voluntarily withdraw, then they must stop selling alcohol and engage in marketing other types of products,” Lai said.
Parents and caregivers have pointed to the sale of alcoholic beverages near schools as one of the reasons for the rise in alcohol consumption by students and consequent school violence.Source: Lusa