The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) held a groundbreaking ceremony of the long-awaited Pharmacy Centre project. The event, held on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, brought together pharmacists, and key stakeholders to witness the symbolic initiation of construction of the pharmacy centre. Amidst a palpable atmosphere of anticipation and excitement, members of the PSGH Standing Executive Committee,  Pharmacy centre committee, Strategic Plans Coordinating Committee, past and present Governing Board members, project architects, consultants, and pharmacists congregated to commemorate this historic milestone.

The ceremony, presided over by Pharm. William Addo, Chairperson of Pharmacy centre committee served as a testament to the resolve of the incumbent PSGH leadership the vision of the Pharmacy Centre. Pharm. Addo reiterated the collective responsibility of pharmacists in driving forward this crucial infrastructure initiative, announcing the ambitious timeline to complete Phase 1 – a state-of-the-art 30-room hostel facility valued at GHC 25 million – within the next 12 months. Offering a poignant reflection on the journey thus far, Pharm. Samuel Tenkorang, the first Executive Secretary of PSGH, retraced the arduous path from land acquisition to the groundbreaking moment. His impassioned call to action rallied pharmacists to unite behind the vision of establishing this beautiful edifice. The ceremony witnessed financial pledges from notable individuals, including Pharm. Dr. Kofi Addo Agyekum of Kofikrom Pharmacy, Pharm. Dr. Richmond Adusa-Poku, and Rev. Sena Awitty.

Lead consultant Mr. Kofi Karikari Boakye of Tecton Company Ltd expressed gratitude for the opportunity to lead this landmark project, unveiling the meticulously crafted architectural designs to an enthralled audience. Mr. David Tetteh, Managing Director of Orlin Construction Ltd, the project’s contractors, expressed confidence in their ability to deliver construction within the stipulated timeframe, ensuring the realization of PSGH’s vision.

In his closing remarks, PSGH President Pharm. Dr. Kow Donkoh announced Orlin Construction’s partial pre-financing arrangement, providing flexibility for further fundraising efforts. Dr. Donkoh reaffirmed PSGH’s commitment to transparency and due process, announcing forthcoming fundraising drives and urging contributions from pharmacists at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.