The Ghana Drunkards Association has threatened to embark on a demonstration against government if prices of alcoholic beverages are not reduced.
According to them, the price of beer has shot up in recent weeks without any tangible reason, making it difficult for them to enjoy themselves.
President of the Ghana Drunkards Association, Moses Onyah, popularly known as Drybone, lamented the price increase, saying customers can no longer afford a bottle of beer.
“Consumers can no longer afford to be drinking beer and they are going to be drinking low price alcoholic beverages that are not safe for human consumption and this will risk their kidneys,” he said.
“At first, we were buying beer for GHc4.50, but it is now GHc6.50. And there are some places where we buy it for GHc7, which is too much.
“It’s not even beer alone, they have increased the price of akpeteshie too. At first, tot of akpeteshie was 50 pesewes but now go to the drinking spots and you will buy it for GHc1.50 per tot. That is too much.”
Drybone therefore threatened that he and the other members of the association will be embarking on a demonstration against the government if nothing is done about the situation.
According to him, the Ghana Drunkards Association currently boats of about three million members nationwide who are all ready to hit the streets if the prices of alcoholic beverages are not reduced.
“They should take the necessary steps to reduce the prices immediately. If we do not hear any tangible statement from them, then we will go on demonstration because people are losing their jobs,” he added.
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