Public Affairs Department of Ghana Police pays working visit to FDA

The Public Affairs Department of the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday 18th June, 2019 paid a working visit to the Food and Drugs Authority’s (FDA) headquarters in Accra.

Led by the Public Affairs head of the Greater Accra Police Command DSP Afia Tenge, the visit according to her was to familiarize themselves with the work of the FDA. “Even though we collaborate on some of the works that you do, this visit is to get closer to the FDA to familiarize ourselves with what you do” DSP Afia Tenge said.

Welcoming the Police Officers to the FDA, the CEO of FDA Mrs. Delese A. A. Darko assured the Police of the FDA’s readiness to collaborate with them to ensure the protection of the public health safety. She also added that even though the Police collaborate with the FDA in their work, this is the first time that the Police Command has paid a working visit to the Authority and praised the Greater Accra Public Affairs head, DSP Afia Tenge for the initiative.

In a presentation to the Police Personnel, the head of Legal Affairs of the FDA Mrs. Cynthia Dapaah Ntow took the Officers through activities of the FDA and where the Police and the Authority collaborate as well as the mandate of the FDA as specified in the Chapters 6, 7 and 8 of the Public Health Act 2012 (Act 851).

Present at the briefing during working visit were the Strategic Management Members of the FDA. The Police Officers also interacted with the Middle Level Management Members and other staff of the FDA.

Overwhelmed by the scope of work of the FDA, DSP Tenge assured the FDA that she would facilitate a meeting for the Authority to educate the wider Police populace about what FDA does. “We will have to invite the FDA to the station to speak to the Police personnel about what you do” DSP Tenge said.

After receiving a copy of the Public Health Act, DSP Tenge and her team visited the laboratories and other departments of the FDA and interacted with staffe as well.

“Anytime you want us to also educate you about any area of our work and how we could be of help, we are also available” DSP Tenge assured.

“We are overwhelmed by this great reception and honour accorded us as we came here” DSP Afia Tenge thanked the Strategic Management Members of the FDA on behalf of her Deputy Inspector Kwabena Danso and other Officers who were with her.

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