“You need help if you can’t eat without drinking alcohol” – Speaker of Parliament

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye has advised the lovely people of Ghana to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.

According to a report by and sighted by, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye has tasked the National Media Commission (NMC) to brief parliament on methods that have been adopted to regulate advertisement of alcoholic beverages in the Ghanaian media.

Presiding over the Parliamentary affairs of the house on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in connection with the celebration of World Diabetes Day, Prof Oquaye disclosed;

“…The Media Commission exists to check certain types of untoward advertisement or media activities.

“Through the Ministry of Communication, the NMC should come to parliament to brief the House on methods to avoid these types of advertisement, which is encouraging people to drink unduly and also in the hope that, that will make them eat better.”

“In all sincerity if a Ghanaian cannot eat normally without a drink, that person should consult the doctor because it may be due to a medical condition.

“I will direct that the committee responsible for communication take this up with the Media Commission.” he added