The Minister of Industry Engineer Abdal-Wahab Mohamed Osman has affirmed that his ministry would endeavour to realize self-sufficiency and exportation abroad in the field of drugs industries.
The minister said at a meeting with the Executive Committee of the Division of Drug Manufacturers that prevention of imports from abroad would increase the opportunities for domestic manufacturing and importers and encourage the importers to invest in local industry, calling for making a list of locally manufactured medicines in order to find the appropriate protection from unfair competition, promising to address the additional charges on pharmaceutical packaging of the locally made medicines
Engineer Osman welcomed establishment of the Sudanese Drugs Exporting Board, pledging to coordinate with the Federal Ministry of Health and the other relevant bodies on drug industry to remove the impediments facing the sector of drug manufacturing, referring to the positive role of medicine industries in economic and social spheres through importation of foreign currencies to the country and creation of job opportunities.
He added that doors of the ministry are open before the manufacturers and investors in the sector of medicine industries, pointing out that Sudan is a gate of the Arab countries to African continent.
The Executive Committee of the Division of Drug Manufacturers, meanwhile, called for cancellation of fees on medicines.