The Public Debate on the Sale of Liquor to Women is Misinformed

On 10 January 2018, the Minister of Finance and Mass Media amended Excise Notification  No.666 of 31 December 1979. It is widely believed that by this act the Minister revoked a  prohibition on the sale of liquor to women. The President and the cabinet responded by  asking for the amendments to be reversed. This reversal is widely believed to have  reinstated the previous prohibition on women purchasing liquor. Verité Research finds  both these views to be poorly-informed.