Gov’t bans sale of alcohol in sachets “buveera”

By Ritah Kemigisa.

Government has officially banned the packaging and sale of alcohol in sachets.

This follows a cabinet directive in 2017 where it was agreed that alcohol be packaged and sold in plastic and glass bottles of a minimum of 200 millimeters.

The Ministry of Trade together with alcohol manufacturers had agreed on a road map to procure, install and commission new bottling packaging production equipment and building new factory premises for new technology bottling machinery.

According to a statement from the trade minister Amelia Kyambadde, the process which has taken two years has attracted a lot of investment in bottling equipment to allow the transition.

the ban takes effect on 30th May 2019.