Tobacco Control Bill shelved

Dorcus Makgato.PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Dorcus Makgato.PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The much-awaited Tobacco Control Bill was sent back for further amendment following last month’s Cabinet presentation thwarting hopes for the proposal being put before Parliament, Mmegi has learnt.

The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dorcas Makgato, had promised the National Tobacco Control Conference when officially opening the event on July 10 that the Bill would be taken to Parliament during that week subsequent to Cabinet approval. 

However, the draft law, whose purpose is to align local tobacco control efforts with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), did not go through as planned for the mid-July Parliament.

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