Peace Mutuuzo, Uganda’s State Minister for Gender and Culture, revealed that energy drinks are the cause of the country’s high rate of adolescent pregnancies.
She claims that the drink increases sexual prowess. Deceived by overloaded marketing, some young people, and mostly teenagers take these drinks in the hopes of increasing their libido.
Mutuuzo Reveal that:
“There are a lot of energy drinks in the market these days that deceive our people that they will improve their manpower. This makes me wonder, what do our young people need manpower for? Are they planning to go to war?“
“Once the young men get intoxicated with these drinks, they don’t spare our young girls.”
The Minister also accused beverage producers of exploiting appealing brand names to entice young people to drink their products.
Mutuuzo has urged Uganda’s National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to intervene and restrict the number of energy drinks on the market in Uganda.
“Majority of these energy drinks have been baptized with delicious names like Mukama Nayamba, Aleluya, Praise God, and nowadays you see born again people rushing for these drinks.”