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ARUA: 14 dead after drinking gin

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in West Nile are investigating the death of 14 people after allegedly taking “City 5”, a local potent gin produced by City 5 distillers in Ayivu division of Arua city. The death started occurring on Friday until Sunday morning while several other victims …

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Soroti Bishop bans alcohol at church functions

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Soroti Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Joseph Eciru Oliach has issued new guidelines for church ceremonies in the diocese. Bishop Eciru, who has been at the helm of the Catholic faith in Soroti for three years now, has forbidden serving alcohol at all …

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Alcohol: Nabbanja orders arrest of Parish Chief

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has ordered the arrest of Sebastian Nuwamanya, the Parish Chief of Kasingo Ward in Hoima West Division over allegedly absconding from duty and excessive consumption of alcohol. Nabbanja issued the directive on Friday afternoon while addressing implementers of the Parish …

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Terego district moots ordinance on daytime consumption of alcohol

Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Consumption of alcohol during daytime will soon be banned in Terego district, according to an ordinance in the offing. The by-law named Drug and Substance Control Ordinance 2021 seeks to among others protect the physical, mental and social well-being of the people by controlling …

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Health Ministry moves to implement drinking age from 18 to 21

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is embarking on the implementation of the Alcohol policy. The policy was passed by the Cabinet in November 2019 but it has never been implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy calls for measures to control the consumption and …

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Substance abuse biggest contributor to mental illness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Committee on Health have learned that alcohol and drug abuse are the biggest contributors to the spike in mental illness across the country. The Executive Director of Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital, Dr Juliet Nakku, told the MPs touring the facility on …

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Race for booze leaves man dead in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person has died in Agago district as a result of participating in a bizarre race for alcohol competition in which the winner was to get two litres of a local potent gin. The Kuywee sub county LC III chairman, Moses Ben Ocan has confirmed …

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Bishop warns priests against alcohol

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Roman Catholic Bishop of Soroti Joseph Oliach Eciru has advised clergymen to desist from drinking alcohol. Bishop Oliach made the call yesterday during the commissioning of fifty catechists at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in Bukedea mission. He said many priests …

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