Tagged: Mututho

BLOG: Alcohol Control And Devolution In Kenya

Devolution of alcohol control functions to country governments has resulted in chaos and some unforeseen consequences. In this blog post, Adrian takes a look at three lessons learned from Kenya’s experience…

BLOG: Obstacles In Implementing Alcohol Law In Kenya

Former President of Kenya Daniel Arap Moi recently announced that alcohol use had become rampant in Kenya – that it was as high as it had been in the 1970s and warned Kenya was slowly slipping back into alcoholism. For most who are currently aware of the “Alcoholic Drinks Act” enacted in Kenya in 2010, this may come as a surprise. How can there be an increase in use when there’s a law in place to reduce this…

BLOG: Alcohol Policy A Gateway To Development In Ghana

Ghana has since long been poised to adopt an alcohol act but that gateway to development, prosperity and well-being has been effectively blocked by Big Alcohol. Cynically, Big Alcohol profits have not made any meaningful contribution to the social development and economy of African countries because a lot of the income is taken abroad by the global alcohol corporations. The money leaves and leaves behind a continuity of poverty, crime and many more social ills…