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Why Nacada wants all bar attendants to be licenced

The anti-drugs agency wants bar attendants licensed.

The National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) has made the proposal to curb the drugging of revellers and theft of their items.

The agency said it wants the workers licensed for easy identification.

“We have seen cases of men being drugged at popular nightclubs and alcoholic joints. If the bar attendants are licensed, it will be easy to trace them and hold them culpable of such incidents,” Nacada Chairman John Mututho said.

According to the Nacada boss, the move will also make the attendants responsible and careful with clients.

“It will be very difficult for them to mishandle a client because they will know they are liable for anything wrong that happens to customers. They will, therefore, handle customers with utmost care,” said Mr Mututho.

He said there is also a need for bar attendants to undergo training on personal finance, HIV and Aids, besides customer care.

“We want to make waiters to be proud of their jobs by professionalising their industry.”