Trade ministry acts to combat alcohol abuse

source: BOPA
05 January, 2010

GABORONE – The Ministry of Trade and Industry has embarked on an awareness and public education campaign to promote projects and activities designed to combat alcohol abuse and addiction.

According to a report from the ministry, eligible organisations, groups of people, and any other applicant may apply or request for financial assistance by submitting proposals to the fund committee and such proposals or requests will be subjected to guide lines.

It says alcohol is no ordinary commodity as it is a psychoactive drug that enjoys enormous popularity in Botswana.

Adding that, alcohol can also play an important role in the countrys economy, creating jobs and generating tax revenue for the government but its abuse and addiction is a public health issue as it can contribute to health and [continue reading]

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