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Pader District Fails to Enforce 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.
Nwoya District Chairperson Patrick Okello Oryema (Middle Left) Setting Fire to Impounded Sachets of Illicit Gins

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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 positive feedback.

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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.