The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has tested Shatta Wale and different famous people who are taking steps to resist their requests to feel free to do as such on the off chance that they have enough 'balls'.
Head of Industry Support Services Department of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Mr Kofi Essel who is at present advocating the restriction that disallows Ghanaian superstars from publicizing alcoholic items demonstrated that the laws of Ghana will radically manage people who mock the sets of the FDA.
Talking in a meeting with Mzgee on 3FM's Showbuzz appear, the FDA official focused on that the way that Nigerian famous people are allowed to promote alcoholic items doesn't really imply that Ghanaian big names will likewise be given the order to do same.
"The fact that Nigerian celebrities are allowed to advertise alcoholic beverages doesn’t necessarily translate to the situation in Ghana. We have made concrete observation with the influence of celebrities on minors and we’ve come up with regulations that will safeguard our situation,” he said.
He repeated that the FDA would stay ardent in its mission to ensure the eventual fate of the Ghanaian youth particularly as they are been supported by the administration of Ghana to complete such activity thus Shatta Wale and co should stop from challenging their requests.
“There’s a law in Ghana which is the public health act of 2012, Act 251 and that act says that for the FDA to do its work, FDA have to draw guidelines and these guidelines have been developed. These guidelines says that you can not do this, you go ahead and try it. Let anyone go ahead and try it and we’ll see whether there are laws in Ghana or not.” Mr Essel dared celebrities
Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale approached his kindred performers in Ghana to go along with him in the city to release an overwhelming dissent against the Food and Drug Authority's restriction that keeps from embracing or publicizing alcoholic items.
In a video posted on Facebook, Shatta Wale revitalized an energetic approach his associates to go along with him in walking to the workplaces of the FDA and administration to mount huge weight on the specialists to survey the boycott.
As per Shatta, superstar supports fills in as their significant wellspring of income consequently FDA should lift the boycott with prompt impact.
Why the FDA put a prohibition on Ghanaian superstars
Around five years back, the FDA made it realized that superstars couldn't promote alcoholic items. It clarified that the boycott is an adherence to a World Health Organization (WHO) strategy and endeavors to guarantee that minors are shielded from being attracted into liquor addiction.
Kofi Essel, Head of Industry Support Services Department of the FDA in a meeting said his outfit can't lift the restriction on mainstream figures embracing mixed drinks.
He told Graphic Showbiz the FDA would not permit any well known figure to contrarily impact the adolescent. He rather asked that VIPs should bolster the move as opposed to approaching the power to revoke its choice on the premise that their salaries had decreased because of the boycott.
“Can you imagine someone like Shatta Wale or John Dumelo endorsing alcoholic beverages for their fans who are probably below 18? What will they be telling them? The use of alcohol is as serious as guns, and I would rather plead that celebrities support the cause,” he said. “Well known persons have the potential to influence their followers who are not legally permitted to possess alcohol or use alcohol. In view of that guidelines have been set to guide operations of alcoholic beverage companies, including advertisement of their products and this is the reason well known persons are not allowed to endorse the products.”