• Kwesi Steeze

Wendy Shay pour anger on FDA for ban on advertisement of alcoholic beverages: FDA responds

Signed to Rufftown records, Wendy Shay yesterday to her Instagram page to lambaste the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on the ban on advertisement of alcoholic beverages in Ghana.

According to the “Uber Driver” singer, she had no idea celebrities could not advertise alcoholic beverages in Ghana and that the ban was ‘taking food from their mouths.”

“I just lost a deal worth 1000s‘ of dollars with this foreign alcohol company..I didn’t know in GH Celebrities can’t advertise for alcoholic beverages according to FDA. Like Seriously?! Small food we go chop too u wan take 4rm our mouth. Gh celebs wake up !!FDA Lift dat ban!!” she said in a posted yesterday.

The FDA in 2015, as part of efforts to ensure minors are protected from alcoholism,  banned Ghanaian celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages as an adherence to a World Health Organization (WHO) policy.

The singers post was however was noticed by the FDA as they sent her a reply reminding her of the ban and urging her to join the fight in preventing alcoholism.

“Dear @wendyshaygh, the guidelines on the advertisement of food states clearly that no well-known personality or professional shall be used in alcoholic beverage advertising,” FDA replied to her tweet.


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