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Monday, August 8, 2011

Zimbabwean Ministers Disown Proposed Tougher Alcohol Sales Policy

Some members of Zimbabwe's Cabinet are distancing themselves from reports that the government is drafting a tough national alcohol policy that will regulate the sale of beer and other intoxicating beverages with sales forbidden after noon on Sundays.

Ministers from the three parties sharing power in a national unity government said the Cabinet has not yet tabled the alcohol policy document drafted last year by presidential health adviser Timothy Stamps, contrary to recent news reports. The ministers said there are many issues needing more urgent attention than regulating beer without clear research showing alcohol consumption is a serious problem. > > > > Read More