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Business News of Wednesday, 5 April 2017


MP advocates ban on alcohol advertisement

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman constituency Ernest Nogbe is championing a crusade to ban alcohol advertisements on airwaves.

There are new range of alcohol induced with ‘wee’ and ‘laka’ sold on the market which claim to boost sexual desires.

He argued that the advertisement is mostly targeted at luring the youth into alcoholism.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament, the lawmaker suggested that the current laws that allows alcohol consumption at the age of 18 be reviewed.

Starr News’ Ibrahim Alhassan reported that the MP believes such a leeway allows students to abuse the substance.

The Builsa South MP Dr Clement Apaak also blamed regulatory bodies and religious leaders for alcoholism among the youth.