In an address to the Parliament House of Ghana on June 13, MP (member of parliament) Frank Annoh-Dompreh advocated for the establishment of a dedicated government health and safety authority. Health and safety legislation in Ghana is currently the responsibility of the Ghana Standards Authority, which focuses its supervision efforts on end-product delivery. Said Annoh-Dompreh, “I sincerely think Ghana needs a body that will focus on the manufacturing and processing of the products before the end products are churned out.” He made it clear that the Standards Authority and the new health and safety authority should not have conflicting roles. Annoh-Dompreh ended his address by asking his colleagues to “as soon as possible begin the crafting of the relevant enabling bill which would eventually be passed into law to establish the Commission for Health and Safety to provide for the safety, health and welfare of persons employed in the workplace.”
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