Traditional Healers Call For Govt’s Support

Eastern regional chairman of Ghana National Association of Traditional Healers, Mr Kingsley Yaw Nkansah, has appealed to government to assist the association financially to help expand as well as improve their activities as traditional doctors in the country.

According to him, it is the only way the association can also have access to loans with low interest rates since the current rate is even deterring them from accessing loans from banks.

Mr Yaw Nkansah said these at the launch of Boafo Bitters, an alcoholic herbal medicine at Koforidua in the Eastern region. He also expressed worry about numerous cumbersome processes they go through in registering their products before releasing them on to the market.

He therefore appealed to government to assign the mandate to either Food and Drugs Authority(FDA) or Centre for Scientific into Plant Medicine instead of going through University of Development Studies (UDS) and KNUST which involved so much cost.

Speaking on the product the C.E.O. of Boafo Power Herbal Industries, Mr Osei Opoku, was optimistic the new product Boafo bitters will be an antedote to most problems people faced as far as health issues were concerned.

He said the medicine was a mixture of different local herbs and roots which helps to heal lots of diseases affecting people.

Mr. Osei Opoku said the company has been in existence for the past 7-years and some products like Boafo soap, cream, ointment which is popularly called “Maaley Maaley, Kpokpa Kpokpa” and currently Boafo Bitters (BB) added up to their credit.

He said the company now employs over two hundred workers but also called for government’s financial support in order to expand their operations and also employ more workers to help cut down the unemployment rate in the country.

He, however, cautioned the youth to desist from abusing alcoholic herbal medicines but rather make good use of its importance at all times.

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