The food and drugs authority has responded to Wendy Shay’s rant about losing some thousands of dollars because of the ban on Ghanaian celebrities advertising for alcoholic beverages.
The FDA in a statement they released explained that the ban on celebrities advertising alcoholic drinks is to protect the youth who more or less see these celebrities as their idols and as such, they will go patronize anything associated with their brands.
The FDA in the facebook posted sighted by zionfelix.net wrote:
“Dear Wendy Shay Official, The guidelines on the advertisement of food states clearly that no well-known personality or professional shall be used in alcoholic beverage advertisement.
“The FDA is not trying to take food away from your mouth but rather trying to protect the young ones who idolise you from the abuse of alcohol. On the other hand, we can collaborate with you to use your influence to educate the youth against alcohol abuse.
“FDA….Your Well-being, Our Priority.”