Many governments in Africa have regulations in place in order to combat regulatory crimes which are on the increase. This is due to gaps in the legal and regulatory frameworks, weaknesses in law enforcement capacities and insufficient internal and international cooperation.
Against this backdrop, AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with the Food and Drugs Authority in Ghana, on an ‘Effective Investigation of Regulatory Crimes’ workshop held from 13th-15th July 2022.
The workshop was aimed at equipping the participants with the essential knowledge to enhance their preparedness during investigations and prosecution response plans, procedures and systems for all hazards and capabilities whilst on the investigations as well as improve their skills in effective intelligence-led operations.
The workshop was officially opened by Maame Hagan, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Ghana with a keynote address from Akua Owusuwa Amartey, PhD Deputy Chief Executive, Technical Operations Division, Food and Drugs Authority on behalf of Delese Darko, Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drugs Authority.
The highly informative sessions were facilitated by regional and local facilitators: Gift Minta, Senior Intelligence Analyst Strategy and Prevention, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agencies, Willliam Korbla, Acting Head of the Legal Department, Food and Drugs Authority, Vigil Prah-Ashun, Head of the Intelligence Department, Food and Drugs Authority, David Hukportie, Director, Drug Law Enforcement Unit, CID Ghana Police Service, Samuel Asiedu, Commanding Officer National Police Training School and Victoria Barth, Managing Partner, Sam Okudzeto and Associates.
The workshop was officially closed by Maame Hagan, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Ghana and Roderick Doddey, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drugs Authority.