This bill is apparently to put the consumption of alcohol in the control.
“I am really against being regulated as an adult in terms of my behaviour. If my parents didn’t teach me good manners, I think legislating on social behaviour becomes very problematic. Yes, we have a problem of alcoholism in certain places. But I don’t think the kind of legislation that Hon. Sarah Opendi is proposing is going to address that issue.”
Veteran journalist, Onapito Ekolomoit on the other hand has inquired how alcohol is affecting Ugandans. He said this bill is only going to get the country into a much worse economy state.
“We must be very clear; where is the problem of alcohol in Uganda? I insist that it is in the informal, illicit category of alcohol which is the majority. It is prudent to make sure that, at minimum, this alcohol is licensed by way of knowing how it’s produced.”
“On the Proposed Alcohol Control Bill: One thing we are saying is don’t make a mistake to hurt the economy further by not identifying the real problem,” he added.
This bill is still on the Parliament floor but it has invoked mixed feelings among the people. A number of people stand affected if this bill goes into law.
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