“On behalf of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy (GNCoP) and Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) team, I welcome you all most heartily to this workshop. The GNCoP is the unified voice of Pharma industry of Ghana. We advocate, connect inform and fight for pharmaceutical growth in Ghana. Indeed, last week we were involved in a meeting with Bank of Ghana (BOG) to deliberate on BOG credit referencing system since we believe that dealing with credible clients will enhance our financial fortunes,” he started.
“Today we have this great opportunity at this workshop with Facility for Investment For Employment ( IFE), an investment mechanism created by KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as an integral part of the Special Initiative “Decent Work for a Just Transition”. The Special initiative also operates under the brand Invest for Jobs which aims to team up with companies to create jobs in the eight (8) African partner countries and improve local working conditions. More information will be made available to you by the IFE team,” he continued
“GNCoP welcomes this collaboration with IFE to have this workshop on co-financing projects, so that our members will have a hands-on experience in sourcing for funds for their projects. One of such projects Chamber is keen to implement, a flagship project, is the Pharma Park project which is located on a 150-acre land at Dawa Industrial zone. We want to bring under one roof all facilities, Special Purpose Vehicles SPVs) which will enable young and startup pharmacists to be involved in local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products in Ghana for local consumption and export. This will thus ensure the coming into fruition and success of the Government Policy of making Ghana, the pharmaceutical hub of Africa,” he remarked.
He concluded by stating that all participants should take this workshop seriously so that they will benefit from what will be presented that it will benefit them in the future.
He again welcomed both the IFE Ghana Team and the chamber members for their attention.