Kofikrom Pharmacy Limited has been recognized by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the distinguished role it played during the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state honored hardworking Ghanaians at the prestigious National Honours and Awards during a plush event presided over by His Excellency the President of Ghana on March 14, 2023. The event held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) saw academics, journalists and prominent members of civil society receiving awards for their selfless service and dedication to the national cause.
The awards were grouped into three main categories as follows:
- Exemplary work during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Ensuring Ghana won the maritime boundary dispute with Ivory Coast, and
- Extraordinary personal achievements
Following the Call by Government for Local Pharmaceutical Companies to produce Hand Sanitizers with the assurance of an expedited regulatory approval process by The Ghana Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Kofikrom Pharmacy Limited responded positively by Producing The “Kwality Kare Hand Sanitzer“. The initiative did not only help make hand sanitizers readily available but also at a cheaper price to meet the demand for the product in Ghana.
The ease of accessibility and affordability of the hand sanitizers coupled with other protocols and measures instituted by Government of Ghana and other stakeholders greatly assisted to contain the Coronavirus and won the country commendations from the International Community.
In recognition of Kofikrom Pharmacy Limited’s contribution towards the country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, The Republic of Ghana conferred The Presidential Award of Honour: Distinguished Service on Kofikrom Pharmacy Limited
President Akufo-Addo thanked those who supported Ghana’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic during a brief speech at the event.
“Our relative success in winning the fight against COVID-19 is a testament to the tireless work of our researchers, scientists, advisors, public health managers, frontline healthcare workers, hospital staff, contact tracers, the security services, public and private sector agencies, faith-based organisations, and so many others,” he said.
Commenting on the award when it was presented at the Office premises of Kofikrom Pharmacy Limited, the CEO, Pharm. Kofi Addo-Agyekum expressed appreciation to the President for the recognition.
Pharm. Kofi Addo-Agyekum noted, “We didn’t expect this commendation, we were playing our part by responding to the Global emergency call to support our nation in crisis, but we are grateful to His Excellency for the honor”.
He further stated that “As a responsible pharmaceutical company in Ghana, Kofikrom Pharmacy will not just operate as a pharmacy but will continually show its support and work with stakeholders to ensure the betterment of the people of Ghana.”