After a two-week closure by a group claiming to act on behalf of the Pharmacy Council in Kumasi, Achievers Pharmacy and Medical Center in Obuasi has been given the green light to resume its operations. The closure was allegedly due to a late payment of GH¢3,500 as a penalty for renewing their licence eight days late.
The reopening of the pharmacy is a welcome news for its customers, employees and management who have been affected by the closure. The CEO of Achievers Pharmacy and Medical Center, Philip Anokye, said that the closure was unjustified and violated the principles of natural justice. He said that they wrote to the Pharmacy Council in Kumasi through their lawyers to seek clarification.
According to Anokye, they were surprised when on May 3, 2023, one Amoh with two armed police officers claiming to be from the Pharmacy Council in Kumasi came and shut down their pharmacy. He said that they later found out that the men were not from the Ghana Pharmacy Council in Accra as they claimed, but were working for someone from the council. He said that the Director of the Pharmacy Council in Accra confirmed that he did not authorize that action.
Anokye expressed his gratitude to Dr. Audu Rauf, the Registrar of the Pharmacy Council in Accra for his intervention and ensuring that justice was served. He said that Achievers Pharmacy and Medical Center has recalled its over 20 staff members back to work and promised to continue to provide quality healthcare services to their clients in Obuasi and beyond.
Achievers Pharmacy and Medical Center was established in 2018 and offers both pharmaceutical and laboratory services. It is one of the leading pharmacies in Obuasi with a reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction.