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Trade ministry releases liquor trading times.

The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry has encouraged all liquor traders and the public to observe and comply with the provisions of the Liquor Act and its regulations.

A press release from the ministry says official trading hours as stipulated by both the 2018 Liquor (Amendment) regulations as well as the Traditional Beer (Amendment) regulations, will prevail during President's day holidays on July 15-16 as follows:

Bar Liquor, Club Liquor and Liquor Depot Licence's authorise sale and consumption of liquor on the licensed premises between 12noon and 10pm from Sunday to Thursday and from 12noon to 12 midnight on Friday, Saturday and public holidays.

A Bottle Store licence authorises sale of liquor to the public for consumption off the premises between 10am and 7:30pm on Monday to Saturday including public holidays and there will be no bottle store open on Sunday.

Wholesale Liquor and Distributor Liquor Licences authorise the sale of liquor between 8am and 5pm on Monday to Saturday and 8am and 1pm on public holidays and will not be open on Sundays.

A Discotheque or Night Club licence authorises sale and consumption of liquor on licensed premises between 7pm and 6am daily including public holidays.

No liquor shall be served in restaurants except between 12noon and 10:30pm from Monday to Thursday, 12noon to 12 midnight on Friday, Saturday and public holidays, and 12noon to 12 midnight on Friday, Saturday and public holidays, and 12noon to 10:30pm on Sundays.

Furthermore, a restaurant licensee may serve liquor in an unsealed container, to person who takes a meal in the licensed premises, for consumption on the premises.

A Temporary Liquor Licence for festivals, picnics and other public activities authorises sale of liquor between 12noon and 6am on Monday to Saturdays including public holidays and between 12 noon and 10pm on Sundays.

A temporary Liquor Licence for trade fairs authorises the sale of liquor between 12noon to 8pm on Mondays to Saturdays including public holidays and between 12noon and 6pm on Sundays.

Furthermore, the Traditional Beer (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 authorises sale of declared traditional beer (khadi, setopoti, mokuru, nkumbi and ila) from residential premises between 10am and 8pm daily including public holidays.

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Publication:Botswana Daily News (Gaborone, Botswana)
Date:Jul 11, 2019
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