Moroccan Cooper Pharma to build medicine factory in Rwanda


The Moroccan manufacturing medicine company Cooper Pharma signed on this Wednesday the convention to build an antibiotics medicine with Rwanda .

The memorandum of understanding is one of the topics discussed between the two governments during the three days visit of Moroccan king Mohammed VI later on this Tuesday aimed at inreasing bilateral ties.

One of the the medicine to be produced in Rwanda, is beta-lectam antibiotics which is the most used by many patients no less than Penicillins.

This factory is supposed to begin in functions later in 2019, in Gasabo district exactly in Kigali Special Economic Zone at 10,000 square meters.

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The target is to produce the medicine needed to the Rwandan market.

While talking about this convention, Serge Kamuhinda; the leader in charge of activities in Rwanda Development Board (RDB), said this will reduce the compensation of importing these medicine over side. “This is one of Rwandan dreams to have a medicine factory in Rwanda,” He added Rwanda will increase the export because  the import is going to be diminished.

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It is communicated that this is the second convention in Africa that Cooper Pharma signs with Kigali after Cote d’Ivoire.

The King Mohammed VI with his delegates is still in Rwanda as the first and one of the countries to be visited in the region. The following will be Tanzania and Ethiopia.

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Jean Mermoz

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