The Third Annual General Meeting of the Ghana College of Pharmacists was held in Accra on the 15th of March 2017.

The Ghana College of Pharmacists was established in 2011 by Section 84-113 of Act 833.

The College has a total Membership of 120 Fellows who have distinguished themselves in their areas of practice.

Pharm Professor Emeritus Kwame Sarpong, President of the College in welcoming delegates gave a background to the establishment of the College and its current infrastructural and financial challenges. He paid glowing tribute to the immediate past Council chairman Pharm Kwabena Ohene Manu and his team for the excellent take off they have given to the College.

The Ag. Rector of the College Pharm Benjamin Botwe in his speech on the state of the College indicated that the main purpose of the 2017 AGM was to elect leaders to champion the course of the College since the tenure of office of the current Executive had expired.

The Ag. Rector also congratulated the out-going Governing Council led by Pharm Kwabena Ohene-Manu for the good job done. Some of the highlights of his speech were that currently, Twenty-eight (28) students are undergoing primaries at the College, Thirty (30) students who have already completed their primaries courses are yet to be posted to their preferred institutions to undergo their training as residents while Twenty-four (24) students have already started their Membership Programme.

In November 21- 26 2016, The College organised the Part I of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programme on Diabetes. Twenty-eight (28) Pharmacists took part.

Dr. Roberta Lamptey, Deputy Director of Medical Affairs (KBTH) and Pharm Dorcas Poku Boateng, Head of the Cardiothoracic Centre (KBTH) were resource persons. The part II of the Programme would take place from 22-26 May 2017 after which the candidates will be certified as Diabetic Educators and the facilities in which they work will be designated as Diabetes Friendly Pharmacies.

The College of Pharmacists had several meetings with sister institutions: the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the College of Nurses and Midwives to foster necessary collaboration on matters of common interest.

He indicated that the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing had allocated a bungalow at the No. 12 Abdul Gamel Nassar Avenue to the College to be used as offices and appealed to Fellows to help rehabilitate it for use.

The College has a website: www.gcpharm.edu.gh that makes it visible to interested persons to be abreast with happenings of the College.

The following were elected as the new officers of the College:

POSITION NAME
President Pharm. Prof. Eric Woode
Vice President Pharm. Joseph K N Nyoagbe
Heads of Divisions
Pharmaceutical Care Pharm. Dr. Kwame O. Buabeng
Pharmaceutical Production and Quality Assurance Pharm Kofi Nsiah Poku
Social and Public Health Pharmacy Pharm. Joseph K N Nyoagbe
Heads of Faculties
Clinical Pharmacy Pharm. Mrs. Dorcas Poku Boateng
Community and Family Pharmacy Pharm. Dr. Kwame O. Buabeng
Drugs and Herbal Medicine Production Pharm Kofi Nsiah Poku
Quality Assurance Pharm. Rev. Jonathan K. Martey
Social and Administrative Pharmacy Pharm. Joseph K N Nyoagbe
Public Health Pharmacy Pharm Prof. Johnson N. Boampong