At the launch of the Ghana National E-Pharmacy Platform, Pharm. Samuel Kow Donkoh has called on the Pharmacy Council “to ensure that there is clear separation of functions or Services so that the Platform administrator is clearly separated from the service providers.”

This he believes will avoid monopoly and encourage other software developers to innovate apps that can plug into NEPP. Additionally, this move will offer competitive electronic pharmacy services.

The NEPP is a single interoperability platform connecting all e-pharmacies, e-health and other accredited e-commerce platforms. The NEPP infrastructure has been touted to create a truly integrated and interoperable ecosystem for pharmaceutical services.

However, at the launch of the GNEPP, the platform remained the only service provider, prompting the president to make the call for the separation of the functions. The GNEPP was launched by the Vice President of Ghana in a ceremony in Accra on 18th July 2022.