President Museveni lauded on law to limit drinking hours

By Benjamin Jumbe

The Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) has applauded president Museveni over his stand on alcohol consumption.

This is after the president revealed that government was working on a law to regulate drinking of alcohol during early hours of the day and gambling in the country.

Speaking during Labor Day celebrations in Pallisa district yesterday president Museveni said these activities were affecting production of the youths who spend most time engaged in such instead of engaging productive work.

“We are going to make laws to regulate drinking and gambling hours because many people do not want to work. They spend time drinking alcohol”, president Museveni told a crowd at Saza Grounds, Kamuge sub-county in Pallisa district.

Now speaking to KFM the UYDEL executive director Rogers Kasirye says it is a step in the right direction but there is also need to address the issue of packaging and selling points.