The Food and Drugs Authority In Ghana has released requirements for the production of homemade face masks.
Since the president’s recommendation that every Ghanaian wears a face mask when leaving their homes, a number of Ghanaians have moved into the production and selling of the personal protective equipment.
In the bid to check the sale of sub-standard face masks, the FDA has moved in to lay down some requirements for manufacturers.
Manufacturers are required to pay Ghc2,150 as fees to register their products.
A section of Ghanaians, however, believes that this is a deliberate attempt by the FDA to run down small businesses. Most of them took to social media to vent their frustrations.
The FDA in reaction to the development said via their Facebook page it has noted the opinions of the public and would update in due course.
The Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana has noted the diverse opinions expressed by the general public with respect to pricing for the registration of locally manufactured face masks. Inasmuch as these prices are set based on the cost of conducting a total evaluation of products, the Authority acknowledges all concerns raised.
We will update the public in due course.
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