The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has indicated that it will consider banning songs that encourage people to purchase alcoholic beverages in the country.
In an interview with Accra-based 3FM, the Head of Communications and Public Education at the FDA, James Lartey said these songs urge people to drink excessively thereby causing harm.
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“You mean songs like yebo dada? All these things, we will consider them as we move along, but for now, we are targeting the radio and television [advertisement].”
In a related development, the FDA has reminded the media, advertisers, manufacturers and importers of alcoholic beverages that alcoholic products can only be advertised from 8 pm to 6 am.
The directive according to the FDA took effect from January 1, 2018.
Mr Lartey in an interview with Accra-based Kasapa FM said: "all advertisements of FDA regulated products that would be approved by the FDA from January 1, 2018, should include the phrase – This advert has been vetted and approved by the FDA."
This directive, he said is to protect children and prevent them from being lured into alcoholism at their young age.