The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has offered to collaborate with singer Wendy Shay to fight alcohol abuse in the country if she is willing to use her influence on the youth to that end.
The appeal was contained in a reaction to the musician’s lamentation that the FDA had deprived her of a juicy deal with an alcohol producing company that had contracted her to advertise their brand.
The FDA insisted that the guidelines on the advertisement of food do not permit celebrities to advertise alcohol, explaining that the move is to prevent the youth from falling prey to alcohol abuse.
“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,” he wrote in reaction to Wendy Shay’s complaint.