- Doctors have been accused for the sale of fake food on the Ghanaian market
- The sale of unhealthy foods on the open market is gradually creeping into the country
General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Frank Serebour, believes medical doctors in the country must partially take blame for the rise in fake foods on the market.
In his view, the recent proliferation of fake food products on the Ghanaian market is as a result of a collective negligence on the part of government, the media and some medical doctors.
Dr. Serebour believes the sale and advertisement of fake food products have been encouraged by some medical doctors whose only focus is on the money they make.
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Speaking in an interview with Kumasi FM, the GMA general secretary said the media has a big role to play if this act is to be stopped, calling on all stakeholders to properly scrutinize a food item before allowing for it to be advertised on their platforms.
He also called on the Ministry of Health to take a firm stand against those who try to introduce fake food products into the Ghanaian market, adding that failure to do so would spell doom for citizens who are unfortunate to consume these unhealthy foods.
He argued that medical doctors owe it a duty to protect lives, and must therefore strive to do that at all times, rather than allow a fake food product to make its way into the market just because "they think they have to make money at all cost which is wrong”.