COVID-19: Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah wades into sanitiser brouhaha; warns against high prices

COVID-19: Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah wades into sanitiser brouhaha; warns against high prices

- Information Minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has waded into the high pricing of sanitisers in the country following the spread of coronavirus

- He has called on the public and traders to put a stop to selling at very high prices

- Oppong Nkrumah added that this was not a time to make profits

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Information Minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, is calling on the general public especially traders, to stop selling hand sanitizers at very high prices.

He said this is not the time for traders, retailers, as well as wholesalers to rake in high profits.

The information minister made this known on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, when he met the media and other stakeholders to hold discussions on COVID-19.

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According to a report filed by the Ghana News Agency(GNA), he said protecting one's self against the coronavirus is both in the interest of the individual and nation as well.

It has been noted that hand sanitisers which were sold between GHC4 to GHC10 were now been sold between GHC10 to GHC30 due to high demand.

There have been several reports on the shortage of hand sanitisers following the confirmation of Ghana's first coronavirus cases.

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Even those with a few stocks have reportedly hiked the prices to astronomical levels following the announcement that sanitisers with about 70% alcohol volume are the best substitutes for handwashing.

Meanwhile, in a bid to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-1, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the university has released their own sanitisers.

The purpose of such an action was to make sanitisers available to people who need them and also at very affordable prices.

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