The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana has paid a courtesy call on His Royal Majesty Ya-Na Abukari II, the King and Overlord of the Dagbon Kingdom as part of activities for the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Pharmacists.
The President used the opportunity to formally invite the revered traditional leader to the 2022 AGM in Tamale.
The President was accompanied by the Northern regional PSGH chairperson, Pharm. Dr. Amos Adapalaala, Deputy Executive Secretary, Pharm. Harry Amoaning Okyere, Executive Member, Pharm. Dr. Richmond Adusah-Poku Strategic Plan Lead Pharm. Naana Aboagye Asare, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the PSGH Fund, Pharm. Dr. Daniel Mensah, and the Director of Pharmacy at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Pharm. Dr. Salifu Alhassan Tia.
The Ya-Na in his address at the Gbewaa Palace welcomed the President and his entourage to his land and granted his blessing for the AGM in Tamale. He said he hoped that the PSGH will not take too long to come back to the northern region for another AGM.
President Kow Donkoh assured the YA-NA that the establishment of a Pharmacy School at the University of Development Studies (UDS) is worth noting and it marks the beginning of many great things for the region as far as pharmacy is concerned.
His Royal Majesty dressed the PSGH president in a smock and a traditional hat. Pharm Naana Aboagye-Asare, Head of Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee was also clad in a beautiful peach-themed traditional cloth and wrapped on the instructions of the Overlord.
The Ya-Na presented several tubers of Yam, a ram and other customary gifts to the PSGH president as a sign of appreciation and love from the Lion King.
It is worth noting that even though Tamale is the northern regional capital, Yendi is an important cultural centre as it is home to the Dagbon traditional chieftaincy seat, the Gbewaa Palace.