Afia Schwarzenegger curses Food and Drugs Authority with Antoa
Entertainment of Friday, 13 March 2020
For some time now Ghanaian celebrities have been at loggerheads with the Food and Drug Authority following the rule the authority not to allow celebrities to advertise for any alcoholic beverage in the country.
According to the FDA, it’s improper for well known and established celebrities to advertise for any alcoholic drink because of the younger generation who sees and considers these celebrities as their role models, and might abuse the drink.
Afia Schwarzenegger has taken matters into her own hands and has cursed people working at the FDA who are trying to bring her down with the deadly deity Antoa.
According to her, some people from the FDA have taken bribes from people and have allowed them to make alcoholic advert during the day but she did the same and they are now chasing her clients with fines.
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In 2015, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) banned celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages.
The FDA said at the time that the ban was not only in adherence to a World Health Organisation policy but was part of efforts to protect children and prevent them from being lured into alcoholism.
The FDA subsequently in 2018 announced that the advertisement of alcoholic products TV and Radio must be limited to after 20:00GMT.
According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the FDA, James Lartey, this move became necessary because the number of alcohol ads aired in the day was too many and not a good thing for minors to get exposed to.
He said, flouting this directive attracts 15 years term in prison and fine of about 7,500 cedis.