President Akufo-Addo has reappointed Professor Alex Dodoo as Director-General of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), renewing confidence in the pharmaceutical scientist to lead the regulatory institution.

The extension of mandate was contained in a letter dated September 9, 2021, signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare.

Professor Dodoo, a clinical pharmacologist, was initially appointed as head of the national standards body in 2017 and has since worked with management to realise the government’s vision of protecting consumers and promoting seamless trade in Ghana and beyond.

“His Excellency the President is keen on industrialising Ghana and making it the trade hub of Africa. That is our focus at GSA; to help local industries produce in line with best practices and become competitive global brands,” Prof Dodoo said

He thanked President Akufo-Addo for renewing faith in him and the team to lead GSA, pledging to continue working to improve the country’s quality infrastructure.