The Head of Cosmetics and Household Chemicals Department at the Food and Drug Authority (FDA), Emmanuel Nkrumah has urged local manufacturers of cosmetic as well as household chemical substances to do well to register their products with the authority.
According to him, the FDA has outlined a number of measures to address the various industry growth-enabling provisions available to small and medium scale enterprises in Ghana.
He said "The FDA has instituted a number of activities aimed at easing this problem for regulated small businesses. The FDA has identified business within the framework of small and medium scale enterprises and aims to facilitate both their access to the market and growth"
Mr. Nkrumah revealed that the Authority has recognized the financial challenges associated with start-up business projects and the inherent difficulties in meeting regulatory requirements prior to market authorization.
"This is in support to the various government initiatives like the One District, One Factory (1D1F) and other small-scale industries. The Authority is poised to facilitate the growth and success of the local industry in line with the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda" he noted.
The Food and Drug Authority is mandated by the Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851) to regulate food, drugs, food supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicines, veterinary medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and tobacco products as well as clinical trials.
The FDA exists to protect public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, food, biological products, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and the conduct of clinical trials in the country.