Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana launches GHAPHEX 2020

The Members of the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana, (COPG) have Launched Ghana Pharmaceutical Expo (GHAPHEX) 2020 at Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra with a them “Making Ghana a Pharmaceutical Hub-Opportunities and Partnerships).

The maiden edition of Pharmaceutical Expo 2020, which to be held on 17th to 19th June 2020 dubbed (GHAPHEX 2020) is being organized by the Chamber of Pharmacy, Ghana in collaboration with Ministry of Trade and Industries, the Exim bank Ghana, Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana, Ghana Standards Authority, Noguchi Memorial Research Institutes and African Vaccines Manufacturing Institute(AVMI)

In his welcome address, the Chairman of Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana Mr. Harrison K. Abutiate, commended the Government of Ghana for choosing the pharmaceutical sector among the three main anchor areas of industrialization in Ghana.

To him, as a result of this initiative , the Chamber in partnership with the HLM Holdings has earmarked part of the DAWA industrial Zone as a Pharmaceutical enclave. The enclave will also see the establishment of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Bioequivalence Centre (BE)

The Chamber also commended the Minister of Trade and Industry for the establishment of a Pharmaceutical Unit that is currently assisting in the provision of Technical support to the sector.

Mr. Abutiate, thanked the Department for International Development (DfID) UKAid for supporting the Chamber with a Pharmaceutical Technical Expert in
Reviewing the Draft Pharmaceutical Sector Development Strategy, Supporting in the establishment of the pharmaceutical enclave, Positioning Ghana as a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Hub and Strengthening medicines regulation and strategic use of Intellectual Property (IP) laws and Establishing an Incubation Platform under the Chamber.

He stressed that, the Incubation platform will provide specific support services to the industry such as; Provision of trainings and capacity building Business to Business Linkages Industry Information repository and
Organising regular networking sessions among members, topical presentations and inviting guest speakers.

GHAPHEX 2020 will serve as a congenial environment to accommodate important players of the Ghana pharma industry together with other very interested international pharmaceutical businesses and stakeholders.

GHAPHEX is expected to host about 100 local exhibitors and good number of business participants from all over the world.

It will promote business discussion among participants and workshops on medical, pharmaceutical, science, engineering, technology and business by practically connecting Government agencies to pharma manufacturing companies,

Mr. Harrison K. Abutiate, called on both local and international companies to participate in GHAPHEX 2020 by exhibiting, sponsoring and participating in all activities to make it a memorable one.

Report by Benard K Dadzie

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