Nigerian laboratory staff receives training in Ghana
A five-member staff of the Nigeria Institute of Science Laboratory Technology, is in the country to receive a two-week hands-on training from the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA).
The training, which is aimed at sharpening the skills of the participants, will examine the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, the standards for general requirements for competence of testing and calibration laboratories as well as documentation requirements for standard.
Speaking at the opening of the training in Accra, Mr Kofi Nagatey, Deputy Chief Executive Director in Charge of Commercial Services of GSA noted the Authority identifies training as a very important and strategic activity.
“Training programmes such as this will help strengthen the collaboration between the two countries and improve the quality of laboratory services in the sub-region.
He said GSA is constructing a modern eight- storey training facility to enhance and expand training activities in standardisation, metrology, and conformity assessment.
“When completed, the facility will serve the whole sub-region to equip our standards, metrology and conformity assessment institutions to help promote trade and industrialisation across the ECOWAS member countries.”
He called on the Nigerian participants to make the best of the training to make them more competent for the challenges ahead.
Mr Charles Amoako, Director in Charge of Testing said the participants would be attached to the Pesticide –Residue, Metallic Contaminants, Microtoxins and Drugs Cosmetics and Narcotics Laboratories for their training.
Chief Gloria Shoda, Consultant and Facilitator, acknowledged the fact that in the sub-region, Ghana has the best and well equipped facility to organise the training.
She entreated the Nigerians to be more focused and attentive.
She commended Ghana for the good relations that exist between the two countries.