Pader district has failed to enforce the alcohol ordinance.
The ordinance was passed in 2018 by Pader district council to
regulate the sale and consumption of alcohol. However, its enforcement was
never been implemented, angering the leaders.
Dickson Ojok, the LCV Councillor Angagura Sub –County in Pader
district said since the council has already passed the ordinance last year,
police should have helped in implementation. He claims that they are instead extorting
money from the dealers.
Brilliant Tito, the Chairperson of Pajule Sub –County in Pader district
revealed that some of the local brews like Guri are brought into the district
from Lango Sub -Region where they are manufactured.
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Tito says they are overwhelmed with criminal cases that caused by the high rate
of alcohol consumption in the Sub –County. He also adds that if the sale and
consumption of the local brews in the district is not totally banned,
livelihood in the district will greatly be affected.
Dusman Oke, the Resident District Commissioner of Pader District
who also doubles as the chairman of security committee in Pader said in a bid
to enforce the ordinance successfully, his office in partnership with the local
leaders are sensitizing the local community on the dangers of the alcohol and the
implications of violating the ordinance.
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According to Oke, the approach they are using is yielding fruits
since a lot of people who were once addicted to alcohol are giving them
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In September during the launch of the multi-sectoral task force to coordinate
the enforcement of the ban on packaging alcohol in sachets and bottles of less than
200mls, Amelia Kyambade, the Minister of Trade Industry and Cooperatives warned
companies against packing alcohol in plastic bottles of 100mls following the
ban on packing alcohol in sachets.