Uganda bans alcohol sold in sachets

Written by on June 3, 2019

Uganda has banned the consumption and sale of alcohol in sachets, which officials say threaten public health.

The small plastic packets of spirits – sometimes up to 45% proof – are favoured by those on low incomes because they are cheap, costing as little as 13 US cents (10p).

Ugandans are among the highest consumers of alcohol in Africa.

Drinks manufacturers in the country are now required to package liquor in bottles of not less than 200ml.

SOURCE: BBC News       

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