The Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu has inaugurated nine (9) Governing Board
members of the Centre for Plant Medicine Research(CPMR) to promote scientific research knowledge
and development in the field of plant medicine. The Centre for scientific research into Plant Medicine
since its formation in 1975 as an agency of the Ministry of Health has contributed immensely towards
the development of the herbal industry in Ghana.
Speaking at the inauguration, Health Minister urged the board to promote national and international
collaboration to transferring technology for effective development and utilization of research
results and findings in plant medicine for the benefit of the country.
According to him, the Board should put necessary measures at the Centre to ensure good corporate
governance and smooth running of the Centre. He also urged the Board to be guided by Public Financial
Management Act, which places higher responsibilities on Governing Board to ensure proper internal controls
and sound financial management in their respective institutions. Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu who doubles
as Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central in the Bono Region, therefore, appealed to the Board to make
available the disciplines of the centre in research and development to stakeholders in the national interest.
The chairman of the Board, Mr Thomas Boateng Appiagyei on behalf of the Board extended their gratitude
to the president for appointed them and assured him its new members will work hard to promote scientific
research, knowledge and development in the plant medicine.
Story By: Prince Baffour Asamoah