CAPPA – Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa

Group Trains Journalists On Effective SSB Tax, Industry Monitoring In Rivers

As part of her efforts to create awareness on the effect of excessive consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB), Corporate Accountability, and Public Participation Africa CAPPA, has organized a two-day training for Journalists in Rivers State.

The symposium holding Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14, at Golden Tulip Hotel in Port Harcourt, is aimed at equipping Journalists with the necessary information to create awareness and drive the campaign against excessive consumption of SSBs.

It is also to provide a comprehensive overview of SSB consumption patterns, their profound health implications, fiscal considerations and policy recommendations to address the growing health and economic challenges stemming from SSB consumption in the country.

CAPPA expressed worry that sugar-sweetened beverages have gained prominence in Nigeria, stressing that it has become a significant public health concern in the country.

It noted that the goal of the SSB tax is to discourage the consumption of unhealthy beverages, which can lead to obesity, diabetes and other health problems.

The group explained that SSB tax is a levy on drinks high in sugar, such as soda or soft drinks, energy drinks, and sports drink.

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa is a pan-African nongovernmental organization that works to advance human rights, challenge corporate abuse of natural resources and build community power for inclusive development and participatory governance.

The organization is passionately devoted to nurturing movements of African communities and a new generation of leaders working shoulder to shoulder to demand democratic management and governance of natural resources, accountability from power structures, inclusive participation in development processes and an end to all forms of corporate and state abuses.

CAPPA envisions a continent whose development path is designed, modeled and executed by Africans, respecting and guaranteeing human rights, enabling social justice and ensuring harmony with the environment.

Source: Today’s News Now

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