"CropLife Ghana is the association of agrochemical importers and distributors in Ghana. It is currently made up of 16 major agrochemical companies and counting. CropLife Ghana controls about 90% of the fertilizer market as well as about 75% of the crop protection product (CPP) market."
Thursday, 28 June 2018
CropLife Ghana and EPA discuss solutions to Aluminium Phosphide problems
Members of CropLife Ghana and other importers of aluminium phosphides products met with the Ag. Executive Director of EPA, Mr. John Pwamang on Friday, 14th of June 2018, to discuss the issues surrounding the recent mis-uses of the aluminium phosphide products by untrained individuals for household uses, and to fashion ways to make sure the use of the product henceforth becomes safe and applied for industrial uses only.
The Program Manager of CropLife Ghana, Mr. Frederick B. Boampong was nominated to be part of the committee set up to come out with a comprehensive framework for training and advocacy programs in the shortest possible time. The other members of the committee are Mr. Joseph Edmund, Deputy Registrar of EPA, Chairman of the Committee; Mr. Lovelace Sarpong, EPA, Secretary to the Committee; Other members are Mr. John K. Tsimese of JEM Intercontinental Services Gh. Ltd; and Mr. Ben Dwomoh of Bentronics Agrochemicals.
The EPA had earlier authorised the withdrawal of all aluminium phosphide products from the market and current stocks reported to the Agency for proper control measures by the agency. Four (4) member companies of CropLife Ghana have duly adhered to the authorization by the EPA.
The next committee meeting would be on Thursday, 28th June at the EPA office.