|Ghana College of Pharmacists elects new leaders|
The Ghana College of Pharmacists (GCPharm), on March 15 this year organized its third Annual General Meeting for fellows of the insitution in Accra. The meeting led to the election of new officers of the College.
Prof. Eric Woode, a distinguished pharmacologist and a fellow of the College, would be taking over as the new president from Prof. Kwame Sarpong, the College's founding president. Other new officers are as follows:
In his welcoming address, prior to the election, the immediate past president, Pharm. Professor Emeritus Kwame Sarpong, welcomed the delegates and provided a background to the establishment of the College. He said the GCPharm was constrained with infrastructural and financial challenges. He paid glowing tribute to the immediate past Council chairman Pharm Kwabena Ohene Manu and his team for the excellent take off they have given to the College.
The Acting Rector of the College, Pharm. Benjamin Botwe in his speech on the state of the College indicated that the main purpose of the 2017 AGM was to elect leaders to champion the cause of the College since the tenure of office of the current executives had expired.
The Ag. Rector also congratulated the immediate past Governing Council led by Pharm Kwabena Ohene-Manu for the good job done. He highlighted that currently, twenty-eight (28) students were undergoing primaries at the College, thirty (30) students who had already completed their primaries were yet to be posted to their preferred institutions to undergo their training as residents. Meanwhile twenty-four (24) students had already started their membership programmes.
Mr. Botwe intimated that the College of Pharmacists had several meetings with sister institutions: the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the College of Nurses and Midwives to foster necessary collaboration on matters of common interest.
He indicated that the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing had allocated a bungalow at the No. 12 Abdul Gamel Nassar Avenue to the College to be used as offices and appealed to Fellows to help rehabilitate it for use.
He further indicated that the college had developed a website (www.gcpharm.edu.gh) to promote activities of the college to interested persons.
The Ghana College of Pharmacists was established in 2011 by Section 84-113 of Act 833.The College has a total membership of 120 fellows who have distinguished themselves in their areas of practice.