The Food and Drugs Authority says it has approved 250 brands of hand sanitizers for sale and use by the public.
Though 25 are produced in the Ashanti Region, the authority says there are increasing numbers of fake brands on the market.
Officials say an exercise is set to begin to flush out such unapproved products in order to protect unsuspecting patrons.
Principal Regulatory Officer for the region, Nora Narkie Terlabie, told Joy News the development defeats the country’s fight against Covid-19.
Meanwhile, a director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti region has been arrested for allegedly producing and selling fake hand sanitisers.
Joyce Frimpong was arrested on Friday, April 3, at her Jacobu residence, by a joint police and national security operatives upon intelligence reports received.
A search by the police led to the retrieval of containers filled with hand sanitisers and quantity of empty ones labelled ‘Adom Hand Sanitiser.’
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