The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has released newly-manufactured alcohol-based sanitizers onto the Ghanaian market.

The university’s timely release comes in the wake of the increasing cost of sanitizers in Ghana due to the rise in demand for the product, following the confirmation of coronavirus cases in Ghana.

The Pharmaclean Hand Sanitizers, as the product line is called, come in varied volumes and are produced by the university’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The KNUST’s University Relations Officer, Dr Norris Bekoe, exclusively broke the news of the product’s manufacture and release to editor, Joshua Tigo, in a Whatsapp chat.

Dr Bekoe said the sanitizers were yet to hit the open market but were available for bulk order by wholesalers.

KNUST-Manufactured Sanitizers
KNUST-Manufactured Sanitizers

He gave the unit cost of the products to be between GH¢15 and GH¢25, depending on volume or size.

The KNUST-produced sanitizers have an alcohol content of 70%, meeting the recommended alcohol content by health experts for the fight against the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

The KNUST’s release of the product comes a few days after manufacturing companies in Ghana had met the President over the production of the same alcohol-based products.

The release of the product is expected to address the issue of shortage and reduce the abnormal cost of sanitizers in shops across the country.