July 6, 2023

Ranking Member on the Health Committee in Ghana’s Parliament, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has called on government to release funds to the Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA) to perform their functions efficiently.

He explained that, there are several food products and drugs on the Ghanaian market which needs to be checked randomly by FDA in order to make sure they are safe for Ghanaians to consume; but those random checks are not going on anymore.

At a Press briefing on Thursday, July 6, 2023, Mr Akandah further said, upon his investigation from the FDA, it came out that there are no funds to carry such an important exercise in making sure that, safe products are sold to Ghanaian.

The ranking member has therefore called on government through the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to release funds immediately to such an important agency to perform its functions.

He added that, it is only FDA that has the expertise in checking foods on the market to authenticate safe food or otherwise hence the need to release the funds immediately to the FDA.