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 Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to assist more than 10 countries worldwide to boost their competitiveness in 14 specific sectors. This forms part of interventions to expand the scope of…

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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 influx of substandard goods that are in the markets. He noted that this has become necessary with the coming into operation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). “As…

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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 meeting since the General Assembly unanimously elected the Director General of GSA, Prof Alex Dodoo as the President of ARSO. He is scheduled to lead the organization from June 2022…

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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 enterprises to grow. The GSA Director General, Professor Alex Dodoo, who gave the assurance, said that would provide the springboard for the attainment of the government’s economic transformation agenda. “Businesses…

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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. Other board members are Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah, Mr. Iddrisu Abdulai, Mr. Mark A. Taylor, Dr. Alexander Ampofo Donkor and Prof. Alexander Nii Otoo Dodoo, the Director General. The Minister…

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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 standards, the speed of change and innovation would not be possible. He aired these remarks at the hoisting of the flag ceremony at the head office of the GSA to…

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