Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Danadam Pharmaceuticals Industry Limited, has called on the government to set out good policies that would support local pharmaceutical manufacturing companies to enable them to expand their businesses.

Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi
Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi

He said policies such as support for building human resource capacity, Value Added Tax exemptions and the flushing out the occurrence of substandard products in the system, would make local companies end the cycle of dependence on donor funds and foreign imports.

It would also end stock-outs and procurement delays and would also increase industry-related jobs and enable a more skilled workforce.

Dr Adu-Gyamfi made the call at a medial interaction to launch the 10th Anniversary celebration of the company at Baatsonaa, near Tema.

Activity planned for the six-month long celebration is series of visits to some churches throughout the country.

Dr Adu-Gyamfi said the company which was established in 2005 with 50 workers, now employs 275 workers.

He said the company is poised to provide access to good quality services at affordable prices with professionalism and respect.

?To bridge the gap of accessing healthcare in Ghana, we will invest more into setting up similar centres in all the regional capitals in the next five years,? Dr Adu-Gyamfi said.

The CEO said the company produces HIV and AIDS drugs and supply the products to Togo, Nigeria, Cameroun, Benin and other African countries.

?Our medicines are effective, if you are selling or using our products you can rely on a brand name that is built on trust,? he added.

Dr Adu-Gyamfi urged Ghanaians to patronise made in Ghana goods.


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