- Afia Schwarzenegger has summoned the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to the deities Antoa and Akonnedi
- She said some members of her team have been fined wrongly by the FDA over allegations that the authority had taken bribes from some alcoholic beverage manufacturing companies
- Afia Schwarzenegger added that her statements were true and for the FDA to fine members of her team, she has left the case for the gods to take vengeance
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Outspoken Ghanaian media personality Afia Schwarzenegger has cursed the entire staff and management of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) with coronavirus over a bribery allegation.
According to Afia Schwar, the FDA has taken bribes from some alcoholic beverage manufacturing companies to allow them to advertise during the day on the Ghana Premier League while others have to wait for after 8 pm each day before their adverts get played.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, she added that after she made that claim on her show, the FDA fined some members of her show and since she is not happy with the fine, she cursed the management of the authority with the deadly coronavirus and summoned them to the deities Antoa and Akonnedi.
"You have ban adverts for alcoholic beverages from 6 am to 8 pm but yet some are able to advertise on Ghana Premier League (GPL) from morning to evening and when I say it on my show, you have fined members of me team.
" All those at FDA who are dragging my name in the mud because I spoke the truth, this is alcohol, Antoa and Akonnedi should deal with them. Let them get coronavirus because they don't want me to make money from my show to be able to buy food for myself and my children," Afia Schwar said as she poured libation.
In 2019, the Food and Drugs Authority banned the advertisement of all alcoholic beverages on both TV and radio from 6 am to 8 pm, allowing these companies to have their adverts, and LPMs played after 8 pm.
The FDA also placed a ban on celebrities preventing them from endorsing or advertising any alcoholic product.
It explained that the ban is an adherence to a World Health Organization (WHO) policy and efforts to ensure that minors are protected from being lured into alcoholism.
These sanctions did not go down well with some celebrities like Afia Schwarzenegger.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that award-winning Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale had for the first time mentioned his Nigerian name to his fans on Twitter.
Shatta Wale's Nigerian name came at a time when most Ghanaian alcoholic beverage companies opted to use Nigerian celebs for their advertisements since the FDA had barred Ghanaian celebrities from appearing in any alcoholic beverage ad.
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