South Sudan: MP Urges Authorities to Ban Illicit Alcohol

A member of parliament representing Northern Bahr el Ghazal State on Monday called on the authorities to ban illicit alcohol.

Elizabeth Adut told the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) that women are no longer conceiving because alcoholic spirits are rendering men impotent. 

“Hon. Speaker, the mothers in the country are no longer getting pregnant. They are very few so this thing (illicit alcohol) is destroying everyone, destroying our men, and destroying young people,” she said. “I am here to ask the authorities concerned to shut down the factories manufacturing these dangerous spirits because the women are no longer producing children.”

“We are here to give birth for the sake of this country and these alcohol companies should be burned down,” Adut added.

Responding to the lawmaker, Speaker Jemma Nunu Kumba asked her to prepare a motion and table it before parliament so that the trade minister can be summoned.

Chol Mawel