The president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), Pharm. Samuel Kow Donkoh has paid a courtesy call on the new Vice-Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Professor Seidu Al-Hassan in his office. The purpose of the visit was to congratulate him on his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor and to thank the University community for hosting the Annual General Meeting of the PSGH at the University Campus.

Professor Seidu Al-Hassan, Vice-Chancellor of UDS, said he was excited to meet the leadership of the PSGH on his fifth day in office. He added that, they were the first external institution to have called on him since he assumed office as the Vice-Chancellor on September 1, 2022. He reiterated that, the relationship between the University and the pharmacists brought about the establishment of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and that his arms were opened for some collaborations with the PSGH. He indicated that he was happy to note that they had an incidence free AGM and encouraged them to always call on him as and when the need arises.

Pharm. Samuel Kow Donkoh congratulated the Vice-Chancellor on his appointment and said that he was delighted about the reception accorded them during their week-long stay in the University and the other surrounding communities. He reiterated that, the goal of PSGH is to ensure that jobs are created for the young pharmacists who are under training by the Universities and the Colleges across the country. “The future jobs for Pharmacist is our priority, since almost all the Public and some Private Universities have started running Pharmacy Courses”. He added. He further said that efforts are being made to influence policy decisions with government, towards the future of Pharmacist and academic institutions like UDS that are training Pharmacist.

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society was accompanied by: Rev. Dr. Denis Sena Awitty, Executive Secretary, Pharm Dr. Amos Adapalala Bugri, Northern Regional president/Local Organizing Committee Chairman and Pharm Dr. Kwame Agyepong, Vice President of the Northern Regional PSGH.

Credit: Mr. Isaac E. Dramani, UDS Relations Office