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Sarah Opendi Talks About The Alcohol Control Bill

The Woman MP Tororo, Sarah Opendi, has said the Alcohol Control Bill is for the good of the country. She says among the reasons causing poverty is the excessive use of alcohol and it’s about time this is checked.

Opendi introduced this bill to Parliament in a bid for it to become law as soon as possible.

“I didn’t just think about the proposed Alcohol Control Bill today. It has been a work in progress. Even when I was a minister, we moved in that direction. Today, when you move to the countryside, alcohol has contributed to poverty, domestic violence, some street children etc.”

She says it’s their responsibility as a government to protect citizens from harm.

“We must have a penalty for those selling alcohol to children under 18 years old. You can’t find children buying cigarettes now, thanks to the Hon. Chris Baryomunsi. We shall be realistic when we come up with this law (Alcohol Control Bill).”

She says it’s absurd how people wake up to start taking alcohol instead of working. She recalls that while growing up, she only saw people go to the bar in the afternoon which is not the case anymore. People go to bars Monday to Monday from morning to evening.

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