By Maxwell Ofori
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana that their conditions of service would be implemented as soon as practicable.
The President, who expressed worry over the delay in implementing such a key document for the workers, described as critical the work of pharmacists in the country.
President Akufo-Addo, who gave the assurance yesterday, when the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House, mentioned the implementation of the conditions of service as part of the menu on the table.
The Union had been on the neck of the previous Government over its conditions of service but was not successful.
According to President Akufo-Addo, his Government in particular holds the sector in high esteem because of its impact on the citizens.
He told the team that he would follow up on the conditions of service signed to find out what is causing the delay.
“And when I do so, I’m sure that the Secretary would be in the position to make contact with you and let you know the results of my intervention,” he assured.
President Akufo-Addo also noted that the sector is a contributor to the economy of the country, with many other opportunities.
According to him, his eighteen month old administration is putting measures in place to boost every sector of the economy, adding that, “I’m happy to hear that you are taking full advantage of the policies that my Government is putting down, exempting some of the products from VAT…”
The Vice President of the Union, Yvonne Yirenkyi Esseku raised issue with that the non-constituted board for the Ghana College of Pharmacists.
Responding, President Akufo-Addo said it would be addressed as soon as possible by his Government.
Mr Thomas Boateng Appiahagyei, President of the Union, also invited the president as the special guest of honour at their 83rd Annual General Meeting to be held in Ho, Volta Region, in August.