Prophet Julius Atachie, General overseer of the last stop prayer ministry may embark on a serious demonstration should government fail to enact a law totally banning alcoholic beverages, especially local 'akpeteshie'
The prophet, outraged by the frequent and perceived uncontrolled advertisement of alcoholic beverages in Ghana's media landscape has given the government a month ultimatum to present a draft bill to parliament seeking to ban akpeteshie and other alcoholic beverages.
Speaking to CTV/ACCRA FM news reporter Samuel Addo in an exclusive interview, prophet Julius Atachie indicated that alcohol has been one of the developmental hindrances of Ghana especially with it's negative influence on the youths.
He wondered how all night clubs and bars are full to the brim at nights, but the same enthusiasm and alacrity is not applied to production and productive ventures, decrying the state where a lot of individuals would have to take in alcohol before taking meal.
He lamented also on how alcohol has found its root in Ghana's educational systems, causing students to abuse it, rather earning them classic degrees in intoxication rather than economically beneficial degrees.
He lamented about the surge in broken homes in Ghana in recent times, attributing it to the acceptance of schnapps as a requirement of a marriage engagement.
He explained that,by accepting alcoholic beverages in exchange of giving out a woman's hand in marriage, the practice becomes negative and hence have negative influence on the marriage since symbolically it shows the marriage is intoxicated from the very beginning.
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