16 March 2020 – President discusses internal production of medical equipment (PPE, hand sanitiser, etc.)

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Manufacturing and Industry
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creating and using advisory groups or committees
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The president discussed with the leaders of pharmaceutical and other industrial players at length how best Ghana can begin to reduce her dependency on imports, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. How to expand the local production of materials including sanitizers and medicines as part of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response in Ghana.This was necessitated by the rise in prices of medical supplies like hand sanitizers and masks
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Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), INCREASE ON PRICES OF GOODS LIKE HAND SANITIZERS
Source of Evidence or Justification: the general public
Evidence/Justification: Shortage if medical supplies, PPEs (gloves, mask), hand sanitizers etc and increase in prices of the few available ones in has been in news