After the waragi Sachets becoming more in Uganda. The Government through the Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced the ban on paper packaging and sale of alcohol in sachets.
However, according to a Statement issued by the Minister of Trade and Industry Hon Amelia Kyambadde dated on March 1st which is today, the sale of Waragi (alcohol) in sachets must stop by 30th March 2019 without further notice.
Hon Kyambadde highlighted that in 2017, cabinet made a directive indicating that there will be no more packaging and sale of Waragi in sachets and therefore this directive has now been implemented.
Amelia said that her Ministry approached the alcohol manufactures under their umbrella of Uganda Alcohol Industry Association and agreed on road map on how to acquire and install new packaging machinery and do away with the small Waragi sachets.
Kyambadde also claimed that a ministerial monitoring team has formed a committee to monitor the implementation of the ban when it gets into effect at the end of March 2019.
The monitoring committee has been drawn from the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning , Ministry of Health, Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Uganda Manufacturers Association, National Environment Management Authority, Uganda Police Force and Uganda Alcohol Industry Association.
Minister Kyambadde said alcohol manufactures will now be required to pack their products in plastic and glass bottles to eliminate unfavorable circumstances.
Therefore, all people drinking waragi in sachets are expected to upgrade their expenditure as early as possible.
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