As part of efforts towards making Ghana a pharmaceutical hub in West Africa, plans are underway to establish a pharmaceutical Park within the Dawa Industrial Zone in Tema.
The Chairman of the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana, Harrison Abutiate believes the establishment of the park is a big move towards the president’s vision to have 60% of medicines consumed locally and within the sub-region made in Ghana.
“The objective of the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana is to ensure that Ghana becomes a pharmaceutical hub in West Africa. This is a model which encompasses the establishment of a pharmaceutical enclave in collaboration with State and non-state actors and other stakeholders”, he stated.
He made these comments at the signing of the MoU between the Chamber and LMI holdings.
According to the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana, the park will provide a one-stop avenue for the manufacturing and processing of pharmaceutical drugs in Ghana.
The project will be situated on an initial 150-acre site with a cumulative investment volume of $321 million.
Dawa Industrial Zone is an ultramodern location for all types of industry.
It is a new flagship industrial park of LMI Holdings, developers of the Greenwich Industrial Park in the Tema Free Zone Enclave.
The 2000-acre DIZ is a multi-purpose Industrial Park which can be demarcated to suit specialised industry groupings.
DIZ is engaging relevant partners to establish enclaves for industries including; Automotive Manufacturing and Assembling, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Garments Manufacturing, Steel Fabrication, Cement Manufacturing, Food Processing, Warehousing and Logistics.