Ghana Standards Authority embarks on public sensitization to stamp out uncertified products

GHANA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has embarked on a public sensitization at Kumasi Central Business district to educate traders about its mandate and clamp down on uncertified products. Samuel Kofi Frimpong, Director of the Ghana Standards Authority-Middle Belt, said persons found culpable will either be fined or imprisoned. “Due to the challenge posed by Ghana’s illiteracy rate, the…

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Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat sensitizes egg producers on quality standards

GHANA – Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat (GNECS) in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have organized a day’s training on egg standards for egg sellers and producers in Ho, the Volta Regional Capital. About 50 participants, mainly cooperative groups from Kaneshie, Mallam Attah, Dome and Achimota markets, received training on…

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Ghana Standards Authority engages trainees to ensure goods meet acceptable standards

GHANA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has engaged the services of 200 trainees of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) to help ensure that imported goods and those manufactured in the country meet acceptable standards. NABCO is a Ghanaian initiative to provide jobs to unemployed post-secondary school graduates. The trainees known as the Trading Standards Officers (TSOs), have been drafted…

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Global Quality Standards Programme furnishes Ghana Standards Authority’s labs with equipment

GHANA – Ghana Standards Authority’s (GSA) Pesticide Residue, Food and Drinks Laboratories has received a boost from the Global Quality Standards Programme (GQSP) which has furnished them with lab equipment and consumables. The Global Quality Standards Programme is a large-scale programme funded by the Swiss Confederation through the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by the United…

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GSA partners with Ghana Police Service to train standards inspectors

GHANA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has partnered with the Ghana Police Service to train standards inspectors to fight against the importation of inferior goods. Speaking at the 10th edition of the Quality Awards by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Professor Alex Dodoo, the Director General of the GSA, said these inspectors will be equipped to check the…

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Ghana to host 65th Council Meeting of African Organization for Standardization

GHANA – The government of Ghana through the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) will host the 65th Council Meeting of the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) in Accra, amidst calls to accelerate the harmonization of standards in the region which is seen as crucial to achieving the objectives of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It is the first Council…

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Ghana Standards Authority pledges support to trade organizations to improve standards

GHANA – The Ghana Standards Authority(GSA) has given an assurance that it will support the various trade organizations to improve the standards of locally produced goods and ensure that all imported products meet the required national standards. The authority is committed to improving the ease of doing business for the private sector and providing a level playing field for all…

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Ghana Standards Authority elects new board members

GHANA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has elected six new members to its governing body with the board being led by Professor Felix Charles Mills Robertson. The Minister for Trade and Industry (MOTI), John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, inaugurated and swore-in the newly-constituted governing body of the GSA at a brief ceremony held at the head office of the authority.…

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Ghana Standards Authority urged to tightly knit with industry players

GHANA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has been urged to forge closer relationships with industry players to ensure that goods manufactured in the country meet international market standards. The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi, said standards were needed for the full realization of the country’s potential for the betterment of society, stressing that without…

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