• Short Summary

    A NEW PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY OF STERLING DRUG INTERNATIONAL WAS OPENED IN ACCRA, GHANA, ON FRIDAY BY THE POLICE COMMISSIONER AND MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, MR.

  • Description

    A NEW PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY OF STERLING DRUG INTERNATIONAL WAS OPENED IN ACCRA, GHANA, ON FRIDAY BY THE POLICE COMMISSIONER AND MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, MR. DEKU. THE FACTORY WILL HELP GHANA RETAIN VALUABLE FOREIGN CURRENCY RESERVES AT PRESENT USED IN THE IMPORTATION OF EXPENSIVE DRUGS.

    THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY A NUMBER OF PEOPLE INCLUDING TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. MR. DEKU SAID THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GBP60,000 STERLING FACTORY SHOWED THE FAITH AND CONFIDENCE WHICH THE STERLING DRUG GROUP HAS IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND STABILITY OF GHANA. THE COUNTRY'S SHATTERED ECONOMY, HE SAID, WOULD RECEIVE GREAT IMPETUS FROM THE INJECTION OF FOREIGN CAPITAL AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, WHILE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MORE INDUSTRIES WOULD CREATE MORE JOBS AND LOWER-PRICED GOODS.

    MR. PAUL VAN WEDDINGEN, THE COMPANY AREA MANAGER, TOLD THE GUESTS THAT EVERY STEP HAD BEEN TAKEN TO MAKE THE OPERATION OF THE FACTORY SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND IN LINE WITH MODERN HYGIENIC REQUIREMENTS. HE SAID THE FACTORY WOULD BE ENLARGED IN A FEW MONTH'S TIME. MR. DEKU THEN CUT A TAPE TO DECLARE THE FACTORY OPEN, AND WENT ON A TOUR OF INSPECTION ACCOMPANIED BY MR. VAN WEDDINGEN.

    ONE OF THE MAJOR PRODUCTS OF THE FACTORY WILL BE MILK OF MAGNESIA, WHICH IS EXTRACTED FROM MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE. BETWEEN 4,500 AND 5,000 BOTTLES OF THE PRODUCT WILL COME FROM THE FACTORY DAILY. AT PRESENT, THE FACTORY HAS A STAFF OF 41 PEOPLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7CM4C7QIX0UM3IS4MB50IIEJ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CM4C7QIX0UM3IS4MB50IIEJ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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