BLOG: Taxation In East Africa: Why Governments Need Alcohol Taxes

The Public good and public health approach needs to be recognized when considering alcohol taxation. The case of South Africa shows that evidence-based alcohol policy measures, like taxation, can help improve social well being and the economy…

BLOG: Uganda And The New Alcohol Control Bill 2016

A new Alcohol Control Bill has been drafted by a small committee chaired by Betty Nambooze, a member of parliament (MP) to be presented as a private members bill. This is a truly historic and ground-breaking process in my country. Since 1962 when the first Alcohol law was drafted and passed into law as the British Colonialists were existing Uganda, nothing on this scale has been done in Uganda to control alcohol. Most actions by the government have been piecemeal work especially concerning alcohol taxation. And so obviously the impact of these measures has been very minimum in the last decades…

BLOG: Needed: Better Alcohol Policy To Protect Youth

Video blog: Uganda in particular and the East African region in general are in dire need of better alcohol policies and high-impact, evidence-based laws regulating alcohol. We need it in order to protect our young and vulnerable…

BLOG: Ugandan President Museveni: Alcohol Kills Youth’s Innovativeness

Alcohol is a major obstacle to development in Uganda, linked with food insecurity, gender-based violence and HIV/Aids – and it places a disproportionate burden on young Ugandans. Even President Museveni has started to voice grave concerns…