Monday 20th January, 2020
By Albert Allotey, GNA
Accra, Jan 20, GNA – Non-governmental
organisations (NGOs) led by the Vision for Alternative Development have called
on Wendy Shay, a female Ghanaian artiste to apologise to Ghanaian youth for
asking the Food and Drugs Authority to lift the ban on celebrities advertising
The other NGOs are the Ghana Alcohol Policy
Alliance, Ghana NCD Alliance, Community Health Support Team, Institute for
Leadership and Development, Tax Advocacy Network for Health Promotion, and
Media Alliance in Tobacco Control and Health.
They also asked the artiste to apologise to
the poor and vulnerable, who died and those currently suffering from chronic
non-communicable diseases such as the cancers, stroke, liver problems,
cardiovascular diseases and were unable to pay for treatment because of cost.
A statement issued by the NGOs said and copied
to the Ghana News Agency in Accra: “We are very disappointed and troubled over
the comment and call on Wendy Shay to apologise to all the youth.”
It said the ban was primarily to protect the
children from alcohol harm and destruction.