President of the Republic says that law approval on alcohol is “another important step”

Praia, Jan 24 (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, said that the approval of the new law prohibiting alcohol for children under 18 is “another important step” which gives a signal to society on what is intended.

For the head of state, deep down, it is not a “moralistic attitude”, because it is above all the country to find solutions so that alcoholism ceases to be a social scourge and a phenomenon that causes “great damage” to the health of young people, as well as their physical capacity, work capacity, creativity and even “costs for the State”.

Jorge Carlos Fonseca, who made these remarks today in statements to the press, in the margins of the presentation of compliments of the new year by civil society, argues that the fight against alcoholism is “permanent” and goes through “prevention, pedagogy and repression”.

“Laws do not do everything, but they are a sign. In Cabo Verde, we make the laws, they are not regulated and they are often not applied”, laments the President of the Republic, indicating the case of the law prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors that, in practice,” is little applied”.



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