This year’s independence celebrations brought with it a number of attractive and well organized events, one of which is the Ufulu Festival which took place at the Civil Stadium in Lilongwe. The festival was patronized in large numbers with the youth in majority. The organizers of the event brought on stage high quality performers, artistic artwork, not to mention the excellent sound system. Creativity and innovation was displayed and celebrated throughout the event.
It is important to commend the organizers of the 2018 Ufulu event for giving the audience a show to remember and giving a good example to other social event organizers by creating a smoke free and a drug abuse free zone. Social events which are highly patronized by the youth, smoking, alcohol consumption and drug abuse are common; the organizers banned the selling and consumption of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs of abuse making the festival even more enjoyable and unique.
Children and non-smokers were protected from exposure to secondhand smoke which has harmful health effects regardless of the amount inhaled.