oa Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce Journal - Social implications of the proposed liquor regulations 2005

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1729-1070



Alcohol has been used in most societies for many centuries, and when taken in moderation, it has been considered socially acceptable. However, there is a general perception that alcohol consumption has reached epidemic proportions in Botswana. Problems associated with excessive consumption of intoxicating liquor are many and diverse. These problems have prompted the Botswana government to draft a legal instrument seeking to, among other things, introduce strict liquor trading hours. The primary intention of this legal instrument is to drastically reduce alcohol consumption in the country with a view to eliminating the majority of its negative impacts. This article seeks to assess the social implications of this proposed liquor legislation.

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