Tagged: Uganda

NEWS: Uganda: Proposed Alcohol Bill Hangs In Balance

MP Nambooze’s Proposed Alcohol Bill Hangs in Balance as Ugandan Parliament Fails to Table Law
Uganda suffers from a high burden of alcohol harm that poses a massive obstacle to development of the country. In that context, Members of Parliament lead by Hon. Betty Nambooze proposed a new alcohol bill.
Yesterday, October 5, 2016, the scheduled debate was set to take place in Parliament…

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…

NEWS: Uganda: New Alcohol Bill To Be Introduced

Lawmakers in Uganda are ready to introduce a new alcohol bill to parliament, the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill 2016.

The proposed law, drafted by a group of lawmakers led by Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze (DP), intends to consolidate all alcoholic-related laws and set tougher sanctions on alcohol consumption by, among others, creating national, district, and sub-county licencing and regulation committees…

NEWS: Uganda: Alcohol Sachets Election Issue

News reports in Uganda sound the alarm: Alcohol sachets election issue – but not in the way advocates for public health and sustainable development might wish.
In 50 days Uganda will hold Presidential elections and in the run-up to election day the nine candidates running for office are gearing up their campaigns. Campaigns, however, have now come under intense scrutiny for their use of alcohol, namely waragi…

NEWS: Uganda Passes Controversial NGO Bill

Ugandan lawmakers have passed a bill that would give government authorities sweeping powers to regulate civil society, which civil society activists restrict active citizenship and critical engagement with the government. Civil society groups fear the legislation gives the government unprecedented powers, including the ability to shut down non-governmental organizations and jail their members…

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…