BESIDES STEADY progress ululation, Uganda is back on news for what may appear to be good or bad news to many.We can reliably confirm that the pearl of Africa (Uganda) has retains its original spot on alcohol most consuming nations,

Uganda has again been ranked 8th globally ahead of Germany and Australia at positions 9 and 10, respectively. The worst drinkers in the world, according to the ranking, are British nationals who use bars to crack deals, initiate and end relationships.

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According to a survey done by US broadcaster Cable News Network (CNN), Ugandans consume more alcohol than counterparts in any African country, demonstrating the citizens’ abiding love for liquor.

In Uganda’s case study, says it is generously know for drinking “waragi, also known as war gin because it was once used to fortify troops.

Uganda holds the flag for African for alcohol intake, largely has a formula of booze made from bananas “Tonto and kasese” the broadcaster noted in its study published online yesterday. The ranking offered no benchmarks or figures, making it impossible to determine how scientific or not the research was.

The report observe that many Ugandans, especially in the central region, offset hangover

by enjoying Luwombo; a meal with saucy meat or chicken cooked in banana leaves.

A customer at a bar performs a hand-stand while a television plays the Group H, first round, 2010 World Cup football match Chile vs Spain at Loftus Verfeld stadium, on June 25, 2010. The bar patrons said they have little interest in the World Cup since host South Africa failed to advance to the 2nd round of the tournament. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA

A customer at a bar performs a hand-stand

Ajono, a semi-fermented beer drunk from communal pots using long straws, which is most popular among the Itesot, is another of the country’s favorite alcoholic drinks, CNN noted.

Uganda’s endowed mostly take beer as well in generous quantities that police recently stepped up surveillance (Kawunyemu) to catch intoxicated motorists and pedestrians, arguing both present risk to themselves and other road users.

Other countries in descending ranking on CNN’s ‘World’s 10 best-drinking nations’ list include China, Russia, France, Ecuador, Moldova and South Korea.

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