The government through parliament and cabinet is planning to impose strict regulations on alcohol consumption in the country.
The proposed bill if passed into the law will force bars to close by midnight strictly. Uganda has no alcohol regulations at the moment and people can drink until they get tired.
The minister of Health Dr. Jane Aceng yesterday hosted Nile Breweries Limited (NBL) Country director, Thomas Kamphuis and his team to acquaint them on the current alcohol policy submitted to cabinet for approval.
“Glad to host the Nile Breweries Ltd (NBL) country director, Thomas Kamphuis and his team this morning to acquaint them on the current Alcohol policy which has been submitted to Cabinet for approval.
As the health sector, we appreciate the support from NBL via their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm in; providing nutrition support for malnourished children, creating awareness on HIV/AIDS among truck drivers and championing the “don’t drink and drive” initiative.
We look forward to working with NBL as we regulate all alcohol in the country, inform populations about harmful use of alcohol & empower communities to take responsible action when consuming alcohol.
Remember, harmful consumption of alcohol is injurious to your health. Drink responsibly,” Jane said.