Magufuli Bans Alcohol Sachets in Tanzania
The government have said the production and packaging of alcoholic drinks in plastic sachets, known as viroba, is costing the country billions of shillings in revenues due to tax evasion.
A man drinking viroba.
Tanzania: Hefty Fines for 'Viroba' Defiance
Daily News, 1 March 2017
The ban on sachet-packed liquor popularly known as 'Viroba' starts today. And, heavy penalties of up to three years imprisonment or fines amounting to 5m/- or both will be imposed… Read more »
Daily News, 21 February 2017
Production and packaging of alcoholic drinks in plastic sachets, viroba, are reportedly denying the government a whopping 600bn/- in revenues, annually, due to tax evasion. Read more »
Tanzania: Govt to Shed More Light On 'Viroba'
Citizen, 20 February 2017
The government is expected to explain today procedures that will be used in removing the liquor packed in plastic packets popularly known as viroba out of the market as it… Read more »