The Ghana Drunkards Association have in a statement notify the nation on their intended strike if the ban on Adonko bitters is not lifted immediately.
The statement signed by the president of the association, Moses Onyaa aka Dry Bones directed their plea to the Food and Drugs Authority to lift the ban.
In a further interview on Kasiebo No Coequal, Top FM’s Midday News, Dry Bones said the ban has rendered some of the members unemployed as well as loss of appetite for food.
The statement comes on the heels of the FDA banning the bitters for failing to adhere to the regulations of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
The Company has also been ordered to recall the product from the market and pay an administrative charge of GHC25,000.
The FDA in a letter on its website and confirmed by the Communications Department said, the Authority will not hesitate to impose further sanctions.
This follows investigations by the FDA into an event organised by the company at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi on Easter Monday (April 17) where some of the patrons got drunk and slept at the venue.
The acting Deputy Chief Executive of the Food Inspectorate Division told newsman the outcome will determine the next line of action.
Read the full statement below;
We the Ghana drunkards association will like to notify the general public on our decision to embark on an indefinite strike until the FDA lift the ban on Adonko.
We are taking this action to show our displeasure on the ban on the biters our members nationwide love most. Not only did the ban rendered thousands of our members unemployed but also affected our appetite for food.
We are therefore calling on the FDA to speed up the process in lifting the ban on Adonko biters.
All members of the association should not purchase any brand of drink except our locally made akpeteshie. Members are hereby cautioned to drink responsibly.
Signed by President
GDA. Motto: Booze we, booze all!!