THE GOVERNMENT and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA), through its umbrella body, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), has called on President Akufo-Addo to take steps to implement their already negotiated and signed conditions of service.
Addressing the President at the Jubilee House when they paid a courtesy call on him on Tuesday, the Vice President of the PSGH, Mr Yvonne Yirenkyiwaa Esseku, said GHOSPA recognized the commitment that government had shown to pharmacists so far.
However, the implementation of the conditions of service of GHOSPA ought to be given special attention by the President in order to get it implemented, she added.
On the issue of the training of post-graduate pharmacists, Esseku observed that the non-existence of a board for the Ghana College of Pharmacists was hindering the work of the College. She, therefore, beseeched the President, who is the appointing authority, to constitute a new board for the College as soon as is practicable.
Thomas Boateng Appiagyei, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), in his address, said the issue of tramadol abuse had become a matter of concern to the society. He assured the public that amongst their ranks, serious effort was being made to control the sale of the drug and to deal with the abuse.
Response by the President
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his response to the requests by members of PSGH, assured them that the two issues they had tabled before him concerning the formation of a board for Ghana College of Pharmacists and the implementation of their already negotiated and signed conditions of service would be addressed immediately.
The President also accepted an invitation by the society to attend their Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is fixed for August 1, 2018.