Sachet alcohol, and smaller than 200 mililitres packs banned in Uganda.
Manufacturers of alcoholic drinks in Uganda have three months to stop packaging their products in sachets, under the new ban issued by the trade ministry.
Minister Amelia Kyambadde says the ministry has been in talks with the Alcohol Industry Association for two years and they now agree on the roadmap.
She says the ban takes effect May 30th 2019, and all packaging must be in plastic and glass bottles, smaller than 200 mililitres packs have been banned too.
Punishments shall be faced for those who violate this.
Uganda was in 2016 ranked as the second Africa’s alcohol consumer.
Ugandans drink 11.93 shots of liquor per year on average, which is the second most in the Africa. And of 10 other countries analyzed by US based Moguldom Media Group arm AFKinsider, none comes anywhere close. The Kenyans, the third biggest in AFKindider’s sample, down 9.72 shots per year; Rwandans drink roughly 9.10 liters per year; and Tanzanians consume only 7.7.