The Authority in its statement wants to rather collaborate with the musician in order to use her influence to educate the youth against alcohol abuse.
This followed the RuffTown Records act’s revelation that she lost a deal worth 1,000s of USD with a foreign alcoholic beverage company.
On the reason why the ban is in place, the Authority noted that it is only trying to protect the youth who revere these personalities from abusing the volatile flammable liquid.
“The FDA is not trying to take food away from your mouth but rather trying to protect the young ones who idolise you from the abuse of alcohol,” it disclosed.
Read the Authority’s statement on Wendy Shay‘s celebrity alcoholic beverage advertising ban rant below:
Dear Wendy Shay Official,
The guidelines on the advertisement of food states clearly that no well-known personality or professional shall be used in alcoholic beverage advertisement.
The FDA is not trying to take food away from your mouth but rather trying to protect the young ones who idolise you from the abuse of alcohol.
On the other hand, we can collaborate with you to use your influence to educate the youth against alcohol abuse.
FDA….Your Well-being, Our Priority.
The ban on celebrities advertising for alcoholic beverage in Ghana is a World Health Organisation (WHO) policy which the FDA has an authorised oversight. It has been in existence since 2015.