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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Increase taxes on alcohol, activists urge Government

Friday, 31st October, 2008

THE Government should increase taxes on alcoholic products so as to reduce its consumption and curb traffic accidents and alcohol-related ailments afflicting the masses, activists have said.

At a public lecture organised by the Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) on Wednesday, there were also calls for the blood alcohol limit for drivers to reduced to zero. The lecture, under the theme: “Stay alive, say no to alcohol”, took place at Statistics House in Kampala. It followed the launch of the State of alcohol abuse in Uganda report by UYDEL early this month.
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