Embargo GPRTU bans sales of drugs on its vehicles

The Union made this announcement in a letter that was copied to the media and all its members.

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The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has banned, with immediate effect, the sales of drugs on any of the vehicles belonging to its members.

The Union made this announcement in a letter that was copied to the media and all its members.

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The statement, signed by Mr George Ofori-Davis, the Deputy General Secretary/Administration, of the GPRTU, reminded the branches that the peddling drugs on commercial vehicles was a clear violation of section 118(1) of the Public Health Act 2012- Act 851.

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It went on further to say, "It has come to the attention of the Management of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) that some of the Union’s vehicles are being used as platforms by drug peddlers to practice their trade".

Quoting the law, the statement said, "The Act states: ‘A person shall not manufacture, prepare, import, export, distribute, sell, supply or exhibit for sale of drug, herbal medicinal product, cosmetic, medical device or household chemical substance unless the article has been registered by the Food and Drugs Authority."

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