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Asantehene donates land to Ugandan firm for HIV drug manufacturing

“More significant battles today, and those that unite all of us and we must work together to wipe them, are; disease, ignorance and poverty,” Asantehene said.

Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited has received land from Ghana King, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, to build a factory and manufacture HIV/Aids drugs in Ghana.

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Osei  throws a Ghana wear over Nabagereka Naginda’s shoulders: Internet Photo

The king’s decision was made upon the request of CIPLA chemicals chief executive, Mr Emmanuel Katongole, on the former’s first visit to the factory, to allow them to export drugs to his country.

On his last tour into the pharmeceutical plant on Wednesday, Otumfuo announced the offer in a meeting with the company’s top officials.

 

Katongole hailed the Asantehene for his generosity which he believes will yield a lot of fruits especially in the fight against HIV/Aids

“It was a very important opportunity for us to host the Asantehene. He has accepted to provide us land in Ghana to set up a factory,” he stated.

Cipla deals majorly in the manufacturing of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies and Hepatitis drugs.

King of Ashanti Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II,

 Ashanti Otumfuo and Kabaka Ronald Mutebi meet the President Museveni PHOTO BY PPU

Otumfuo commended Museveni during the previous meeting at state house and told him that cultural institutions are embedded within various communities and command respect from subjects and, as such, are an important tool in delivery of services.

“More significant battles today, and those that unite all of us and we must work together to wipe them, are; disease, ignorance and poverty,” Asantehene said.

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