1.0 DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG CHILDREN, YOUTHS AND THE GENERAL POPULATION
Cabinet received and considered an update on Drug and Abuse Among Children, Youths and the General Population, which was presented by the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Honourable Paul Mavima.
The nation is being advised that Cabinet is deeply concerned about the increase in drugs and substance abuse, which poses a danger to family life and society. The Drug and Substance Abuse Unit, within the Department of Social Welfare in the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has since been strengthened for effective coordination and programming of activities on curbing drug and substance abuse. The Inter-Ministerial Task Force on Drug and Substance Abuse technical officers are continuously being trained on curbing drug and substance abuse by the Government with support from the World Health Organisation.