Herbalist Selling Unregistered Kooko Medicine Arrested by the FDA in Kumasi
the Ashanti Regional Director of the FDA explained that, the arrest was made during one of the authority’s routine checks with the police to flush out some miscreants out of trade.
The Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has arrested a herbalist operating without a certified license. The suspect is producing products like Kooko Boga and Power Planet at Susuanso, near the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi.
Briefing the media, Mr. John Laryea Odai-Tettey, the Ashanti Regional Director of the FDA explained that, the arrest was made during one of the authority’s routine checks with the police to flush out some miscreants out of trade.
According to him, the arrest was through the usual surveillance of the residents who tipped off the authority and the police. He stated that his outfit is on the grounds to ensure the right medicine are displayed because products that are not registered with the authority and without market authorisation are not supposed to be on the market.
He stressed that, medicinal products can be dangerous if they are not approved through certification and could be contaminated and thus, endanger the health of the consumer, hence the need to do what is right and appropriate when one wants to enter into the business. He explained that, the move by the FDA is to ensure the safety and healthcare of the consumer.
Mr. Odai-Tettey assured that the FDA are ready to assist anyone who is ready and willing to be in proper business with registration and certification to enable them to openly display their products.
Source: Best Anane || The Chronicle