THE Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance-Zambia (SAAPA) has recommended that alcoholic beverages with higher alcohol content such as Whiskey and distilled spirits should attract higher taxation as government looks at formulating the 2023 National Budget. In an interview, SAAPA-Zambia president Phillip Chimponda said his organisation expected government to also adopt the recommendations made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in order to curb and reduce on unhealthy consumption of alcohol. “Our expectation with the 2023 budget as proposed by government and our recommendation to the Ministry of Finance and National Planning is that we are looking forward to the government taking into consideration the recommendations by the World Health Organisation in order to curb and reduce unhealthy use of alcohol…...

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