GHANA TO BAN BLEACHING CREAM … SETS UP A DELEGATION TO MONITOR BLEACHING CREAM VENDORS
The Ghanaian government has take same step with Cote D’Ivoire in putting a new enactment that will manage and in specific occasions boycott the importation and buy of bleaching creams in the nation.
In other to achieve a positive results, they are focusing on the compound which is dynamic in most bleaching creams, hydroquinone and forbidding all items – cosmetics or not – that incorporate the substance.
Aside from non-household mechanical use, hydroquinone is as of now prohibited in numerous nations for its cancer-causing properties.
Mimi Darko, Acting Chief Executive of the Ghanaian Food and Drug Authority educated a parliamentary board of trustees regarding the measures being set up to get serious about the products in the market.
“The FDA is working with cosmetics venders to guarantee that those creams are not accessible.
The lab is likewise trying to ensure that regardless of the possibility that they attempt and shroud it, we will discover it in research facility examination.”
While this is splendid, it truly doesn’t tackle the problem of bleaching.
It hasn’t tackled the hidden issue that drives individuals to help their skin – the inescapable issue of colourism as upheld amid frontier occupation that supports the outlook that whiteness as appealing.
Until the point when we take away the advantages that having light skin offers through appropriate cross generational sensitisation, forbidding blanching creams will just power individuals to take significantly more uncommon, hazardous measures to guarantee they “get theirs fix”.
We have officially heard stories of individuals utilizing dye and utilized motor oil to help their skin, frequently with hazardous outcomes. It will just make the exchange more lucrative for venders and all the more luring for bleachers.
The issue of colourism is one that must be handled through training and realigning of qualities, we should challenge our assumptions and demonstrate them wrong and biased and we should work until the point when the interest for bleaching creams is gone, instead of endeavoring to lawfully cut off supply.