Much as the Nwoya district has come out with the ordinance regarding alcohol consumption in the district of Nwoya, the alcohol consumption in the district still remains Constance in the district. The ordinance is just by name like some stories that have been copied and peats in the district without implementation.
The ordinance has given ample space to alcohol Distillery Company to style up in their packing/branding. This is so because so many alcohol distilleries companies who were packing their product in Sackets have diverted their packing into bottles. Not only that but also there is uprising manufacturing of local alcohol commonly known as “Lujutu/ Gulu-Gulu” this product is highly consumed by about 77% of the local community who drink alcohol.
This easy shall illustrate the advantages, disadvantages of the district ordinance on alcohol, what the leader should do to effectively implement the ordinance, advantages, disadvantages of alcohol in the district, and way forwards to effectively manage the alcohol but not alcohol to manage the district.
1. ADVANTAGES OF THE DISTRICT ORDINANCE ON ALCOHOL:
When this ordinance is being introduced to the community, it has given some window break to the alcohol consumers. This has given some time to those once who are being controlled by the alcohol to think on something productive to their family as they were expecting that this ordinance shall be implemented effectively and also have made some people leave alcohol forever.
The introduction of this ordinance it has made the local alcohol to gain market. This has created another source of employment to the local people and through this, the livelihood of so many people has improved.
With the introduction of the ordinance in the district, it has saved the environment in the sense that the issues of littering the environment with Sackets
With the introduction of this ordinance in the district, it has made the community to have proven on the kind of leaders the people of Nwoya has. This is so because the leaders and other stakeholders who are supposed to implement the ordinance have failed to play their roles by failing to implement the ordinance. This show that the leaders in the district need to
2. DISADVANTAGES OF THE DISTRICT ORDINANCE ON ALCOHOL:
The introduction of this ordinance has
Due to the poor implementation of the district ordinance by the district official, it has made most of the community members to lose respect on the district that they are not powerful and they are incompetence leaders.
It has limited the revenue base of the district as a lot of people lose their business due to the introduction of this ordinance.
3. WHAT THE LEADER SHOULD DO TO EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT THE ORDINANCE:
The district should adopt/ form alcohol ordinance committee of which their roles are to implement this ordinance and this committee MUST be adopted by all the sub-counties and the town council in the district to make this ordinance be effectively implemented in the district.
The tax should be levied on the local alcohol, this is so because
4. ADVANTAGES OF ALCOHOL:
Contribute to the national and local development through tax paying.
It the source of employment to the both the local, national and international business people.
5. DISADVANTAGES OF ALCOHOL:
Harmful to human health. Alcohol consumption is dangerous to human health as the liver and other system in the body will work tirelessly to filter the alcohol to be passed in to the body system.
Contribute bigger percentage to poverty to house hold income. Alcohol has been a obstacles to the income accumulation in the family which is headed by the alcohol i.e. the family that the head takes / drink alcohol, other income meant to family productivity are always used to drink alcohol.
Lower productivity rate in a family. Most of the time which should be used for family productivity are always used to drink alcohol this lower production rate for the family.
6. WAY FORWARDS TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE THE ALCOHOL BUT NOT ALCOHOL TO MANAGE THE DISTRICT.
Enforcing the district ordinance this is so because the ordinance which is in place is not fully enforce in term of follow up by the leaders and other stake holders.
Adopting alcohol ordinance at the district and the lower local government units. This would help to effectively implement the ordinance. And also the sub-county should come out with the by-law to back up the ordinance passed by the district.
BY MR. ORYEM MORISH +256777329180 E-mail email@example.com