Minister Mutuuzo-Energy drinks to blame for high teenage pregnancies


NEWS-Minister Peace Mutuuzo has blamed the rising cases of teenage pregnancies on energy drinks.

The state minister for gender and culture has noted with concern that too many brands of energy drinks on the Ugandan market are partly to blame for the increasing cases of teenage pregnancy in the country.

The minister stated these concerns yesterday while officiating the budget conference for Bunyangabu District at Kibiito District Headquarters.

The Minister went forth and called upon the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to intervene and regulate the number of energy drink brands.

The Minister who also doubles as the Women representative for Bunyangabu said manufacturers of energy drinks have gone ahead to give attractive brand names that lure people to consume their products.

The minister suggested that manufacturers ought to first measure the alcoholic content in the drinks before putting them on market.

The minister further advised parents whose daughters got pregnant during the Covid-19 induced lockdown to take them back to school when schools reopen.