By Patrick Biddah
The Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners, is seeking to put a foot on the international market by exporting its herbal products.
This intention to export is not only intended to see an expansion of the production of local drugs, but also to help rake in foreign exchange for the country.
With the huge potential , the export of the local drugs, is expected to by and large help stabilize the Cedi depreciation against major trading foreign currencies .
Dropping this indication at the swearing in of its new executives on Tuesday , November 22, 2022, the President of the federation, Dr Samuel Ato Duncan, was hopeful that the exportation will benefit the country.
In his words, the federation through the exportation of their products is prepared to help government redeem itself from the economic crises.
Describing the exportation of the herbal drugs as green gold , he said packaging is all what is required to get it done.
“After the swearing, we would meet with stakeholders and deliberate on how to implement the green gold agenda which will rake in billions of dollars for the country . “, he stressed.
Dr Duncan, who is also the founder and chief executive officer of the COA mixture herbal products ,also indicated that a research team will be set up to ascertain the operations of herbal medicines to meet international drug standards.
“ There are about 40, 000 traditional medicine producers in the country but only 3, 890 are registered. We would therefore ensure that all are registered to monitor their operations “, he added.