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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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Muslims in Bududa asked to refrain from taking alcohol

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of Bududa (Muslim) district in Bududa district have appealed to the Muslims in the district to refrain from taking alcohol. The call was spearheaded by Hajji Twaha Sowedi Nabundesi, the Bududa Muslim district Kadhi while addressing Muslims during Eid El-Fitri celebrations at the county mosque …

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Alcohol, drug abuse fueling mental health illness in Uganda

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Mental Health Uganda (MHU) is concerned about the rampant cases of mental illness in the country resulting from alcohol and drug abuse.  Mental Health Uganda is an advocacy organization for people that use mental health services. Derrick Kiiza, the Executive Director of Mental Health Uganda …

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Alcohol drives over 160 people mad in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The health department in Moroto district in Karamoja sub region has called for assistance as it battles growing alcohol abuse in the district. Many people interviewed in the district, have related the problem to the amount of free available alcohol especially with those involved in …

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Mental illness among youth in Lango attributed to alcoholism, drug abuse

Number of people committing suicide might increase with the increase in mental illness Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,500 youth in Lango have suffered mental illness as a result of excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking marijuana. Reports from Lira Psychiatric Department at the Regional Referral Hospital indicate …

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Teachers who drink alcohol in the morning to be caned – RDC

Teachers should desist from the habit of consuming alcohol during school hours as it dents their integrity and professionalism. Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Trouble and humiliation awaits teachers in Budaka who still enjoy the bottle to the extent of sipping during daytime as schools reopen for semi candidates next …

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