Government asked to increase taxes on alcohol

Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu, Chief Executive Officer of Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital, has called on the government to increase taxes on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in the country.

He said the move would deter the youth from smoking and drinking and rather adopt healthy lifestyles and also contribute to national development.

Sheikh Bonsu who is also the Deputy Imam and the Acting Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Ghana Muslim Mission made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday.

He said excessive drink affects the nervous system and depression whilst tobacco also causes a lot of medical harm that could cause death.

He appealed to the Ghana Private Road Transport Union to ban the sale of alcoholic beverages at lorry stations.

Sheikh Bonsu also asked the National Road Safety Commission to educate drivers on road signs to avoid motor accidents.

Source: GNA

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