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The flagbearer of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has told the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana of his plans to make Ghana a pharmaceutical hub in the West African sub -region next year under his government.

As part of his engagements with key stakeholders to throw more light on his vision for Ghana, Dr. Bawumia met the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana in Accra on Monday and touted the advantages of the pharmaceutical hub saying "the gains will be huge for Ghana and we have to do it because we have a comparative advantage...But first we need to support it with financial resources".

In his quest to transform the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Bawumia identified the development of human resource as a key tool.

"There are many aspects if we want to be the best and human capital is one. Without that, we cannot be the best, so we also have to invest in the training of pharmacists in Ghana",  Dr. Bawumia said.

He continued; "It should be possible for us to establish a pharmaceutical training centre to focus on training more pharmacists which will impact positively on our quest to be the best in West Africa."

To train pharmacists, Dr. Bawumia said scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing pharmacy.

The Vice President also spoke of the need for a pharmaceutical park in Ghana to boost the industry and highlighted his e-pharmacy initiative, a nationwide online-platform for pharmacies in Ghana. 

He disclosed that about 2500 pharmacies are aboard this e-pharmacy platform and assured that the digitalisation of the pharmaceutical industry will be further strengthened if elected President.


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