The FDA has sanctioned Angel Group of Companies, manufacturers of Adonko Bitters after a concert organized by the Company at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Easter Monday April 17, 2017 left most of the youth passing out as a result of excessive intake of the alcoholic product.
FDA’s investigation confirmed that the criterion for gaining access to the concert was solely on condition that each individual purchased a 750ml bottle of the alcoholic beverage at a cost of GH¢10, a situation which resulted in the Alcoholic beverage being sold to minors as well. It also resulted in excessive consumption, clearly putting the consumers at risk of flouting the caution of drinking responsibly.
The situation also contravened Section 3.2.19 of the FDA Guidelines for the Advertisement of Food products which states that “No alcoholic beverage shall be advertised in relation to a public function where persons under the legal drinking age are likely to attend.”
The Company also contravened Section 3.2.12 of the FDA Guidelines for the Advertisement of Food products which prohibits the use of well-known personalities in the marketing of alcoholic beverages by engaging Shatta Wale and Bisa Kdei in the promotion programme.
These acts exposed patrons to the said programme to unwarranted serious health risks bordering on public health. The FDA has consequently sanctioned the Company as follows:
- With immediate effect, the FDA has suspended the Registration and Advertisement License of Angel Group of Companies whilst investigations into the incident continue.
- The company has also been directed to recall the Product, Adonko Bitters, from trade and to furnish the FDA with details of the recall plan and subsequently, the progress of the recall plan.
- The company is to pay an administrative charge of GH¢25,000 for failing to comply with the above regulatory requirements.
The FDA will not hesitate to impose further sanctions should Angel Group of Companies fail to comply with these sanctions.
LGBTQ: UEFA Rejects Request To Light Up Allianz Arena Stadium In Rainbow Colors For Euro 2020 Game
European football governing body, UEFA has declined a request to light up Munich’s Allianz Arena in rainbow colors for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 match between Germany and Hungary.
Following a proposal from the Munich city council in the wake of an anti-LGBTQ law passed by Hungary’s parliament last week, the request to light up the stadium was made.
The new legislation bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change.
In a cross-party proposal submitted by Munich city council, the idea to illuminate the Allianz Arena in rainbow lights was to “give an important and visible sign of solidarity towards the LGBTI Community in Hungary, those who suffer under the current tightened homophobic and transphobic Hungarian government legislation.”
But UEFA have now rejected the request saying it will not get involved in politics.
“Racism, homophobia, sexism, and all forms of discrimination are a stain on our societies — and represent one of the biggest problems faced by the game today,” UEFA said in a statement on Tuesday, June 22.
“Discriminatory behavior has marred both matches themselves and, outside the stadiums, the online discourse around the sport we love.
“However UEFA, through its statutes, is a politically and religiously neutral organization. Given the political context of this specific request, a message aiming at a decision taken by the Hungarian national parliament — UEFA must decline this request.”
UEFA added that it has proposed for Munich to light up the stadium either on June 28, which marks Christopher Street Liberation Day, or between July 3 and July 9, which is Christopher Street Day week in Munich.
Christopher Street Liberation Day recognizes the 1969 Stonewall riots and the march in New York City that took place a year later – now considered the first gay pride parade.
Lionel Messi Equals Argentina’s All-Time Appearance Record
Superstar footballer, Lionel Messi has now earned his 147th cap for Argentina, equaling Javier Mascherano’s all-time appearance record for La Albiceleste.
The Barcelona superstar achieved the record on Monday night June 21, after he started in his country’s 1-0 Copa América win over Paraguay, helping them through to the quarterfinals.
Papu Gómez’s 10th-minute goal was enough to earn a narrow win and maintain Argentina’s unbeaten start to the tournament.
Messi, who turns 34 on Thursday, is already his country’s record goalscorer with 73 goals at the international level.
Afia Schwarzenegger Vows To Expose Dag Heward-Mills
Afia Schwarzenegger, controversial television personality has gone hard on the founder and leader of Lighthouse Chapel Bishop Dag Heward-Mills following his comments about the Otumfour.
In leaked audio which has since gone viral, Dag Heward-Mills is heard saying the Otumfour shouldn’t just seat and go around claiming to be the leader of the Ashanti kingdom.
He is in heard saying that one can only call himself a king or an otumfour if he is able to develop his kingdom and leave a good legacy that would be remembered by generations to come.
According to Afia Schwarzenegger, she is saddened by the comments made by the respected preacher and more saddened with the apology he released yesterday.
In a video sighted online, Afia Schwar questioned the preacher as to what he and his church have done for Kumasi and the people despite operating in the region for a long time.
She went on to say that churches such as Lighthouse and her own church Winners chapel always transport their monies after church services in bullion vans.
Afia Schwar stated that she has a lot of deep secrets to reveal about the church but she is keeping them for now but would do that at the right time.
She asked it if Dag Heward-Mills doesn’t want any trouble he should do what is neccessay by apologizing to the Otumfour and also apologize for releasing that ‘bomb’ he calls a statement.
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills in his statement stated that the leaked audio was from a preaching he did some twenty(20) years ago.
He went on to say that the audio was released by some people who have vowed to make sure the church is closed down.
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