Praia, Oct 29 (Inforpress) – The Government clarified today that the socialization of the legal regime draft that defines alcoholic beverages in Cabo Verde goes against its guidelines.
“The way the socialization of the proposal is being done goes against the Government’s guidelines, and it is causing some noise with the national brandy producers”, reads the note to which Inforpress had access, adding that the national alcoholic drink, traditionally known as grogue, is produced “solely and exclusively from sugar cane”.
Thus, the executive of Ulisses Correia e Silva denies that the proposal on the legal regime that defines alcoholic beverages and their categories includes the use of refined sugar in grogue production.
“The Government announces that the production of national brandy, traditionally known as grogu / grogue, has as its raw material only and exclusively sugar cane, as approved by Decree-Law No. 11/2015 of February 12 published in I Series BO No. 11” reads the statement.