BY BENJAMIN TANDOH
DAUD OINTMENT, a product of the Daud Herbal Hospital, has been adjudged the best ointment at the second edition of the Herbal Awards held in Kumasi last Monday.
The award scheme, was instituted by Nyamedua Herbal Foundation, is aimed at awarding and supporting outstanding individuals in the herbal industry in Ghana.
At the Kumasi event, Madam Cecilia Gyaase Konamah, Founder of the Ghana National Herbal Awards, called on the government to include herbal medicine in their ‘One-district, one-factory’ project.
She indicated that it would be appropriate for the government to construct at least a factory for the production of herbal medicine in each region, an initiative she explained would help reduce unemployment in the country.
Madam Konamah, popularly known as Abena Ghana, pleaded with the government to provide financial assistance to herbal medicine practitioners, adding that, “people in the industry need support.”
In his speech, Dr Daud Hamidu, Chief Executive Officer,
Daud Herbal Hospital, urged herbal medicine practitioners to focus on the quality of their products.
He expressed the opinion that herbal medicine practitioners have a role in the development of the country, adding that, “we can help build the country.”
Dr Hamidu further lauded the efforts of the organisers of the awards for recognising and rewarding players in the herbal industry.
The management of Daud Herbal Hospital paid a courtesy call on the Queen of the Ashanti Kingdom, Nana Ama Konadu Yiadom III, at the Manhyia Palace.
Nana Yiadom congratulated the team on their achievement and urged them to keep up their hard work. She further entreated them to ensure the survival and efficacy of herbal medicine, and pleaded with them to teach the younger generation herbal medicine.