Public health offenses and regulatory crimes are increasingly on the rise and pose serious risk to public health and a significant threat to security and the economy of the country. It therefore requires a collaborative effort among regulators, law enforcement agencies and the judiciary to fight this crime.
To facilitate capacity building, AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with the Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana, on an informative workshop titled ‘Effective Prosecution of Regulatory Crimes’ held from 20th-22nd 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 welcome address from Roderick Doddey, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, 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: Professor Justice Sir Dennis Adjei, Justice of the Court of Appeal, William Korbla, Acting Head of the Legal Department Food and Drugs Authority, Vigil Prah-Ashun, Head of Intelligence Department, Food and Drug Authority, Ghana, David Hukportie, Director, Drug Law Enforcement Unit, CID Ghana Police Service, Felix Mawusi, Chief Executive Officer Affirm Consulting Limited, Nana Adinkrah, State Attorney, Office of the Ministry of Justice, Ghana.
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.