U.S. MOVES TO EASE FOOD AND DRUG DISTRIBUTION IN GHANA
Written by Samson Ojeniran on August 25, 2021
The United States has announced grant funding for a feasibility study to support the safe distribution of food and medicine across Ghana.
The assistance will facilitate the deployment of temperature-controlled logistics infrastructure for FreezeLink, a Ghanaian company specialized in cold chain logistics.
According to a statement by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) director, Enoh Ebong, made available to ait.live, cold storage technologies have an immeasurable impact on health and well-being, maintain the quality and safety of what people consume and are a critical part of the supply chain that has supported the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States and around the world.
Ebong also said the partnership with FreezeLink will strengthen its ability to serve the people of Ghana and lead to opportunities for U.S. firms to supply the technologies to help make that happen.
The USTDA feasibility study will provide a technical and commercial analysis of implementing a cold chain infrastructure network consisting of storage facilities and services across Ghana.
The study will also include a detailed market assessment of existing cold chain services.
The development is part of the Prosper Africa initiative of the U.S. government aimed at substantially increasing trade and investment between the United States and Africa.