A herbalist in Kumasi, Mr B.D. Bonsu, is putting up a herbal training school to help build on herbal medical practice in the country.
The Sankofa Herbal Training School is being built to offer a conducive training environment for undergraduate and graduate students in herbal medicine at the College of Medical Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
In an interview with the Daily Graphic, Mr Bonsu, who is the Managing Director of Sankofa Herbal Clinic at Ahensan in Kumasi, said the project was very dear to him because it would serve a useful purpose in the general community.
He, however, said the financial difficulties were hampering the completion of the project.
He, therefore, appealed to benevolent individuals and organisations to come to his aid to enable him to complete work on the project.
Mr Bonsu, who has been in herbal practice for about 50 years, stated that herbal medicine was not the preserve of fetish spiritualists as some people believed.
He said over the years he had cured many women of breast cancer with herbal medicine, which had received commendation from the Ministry of Health and other institutions.
The herbalist said he had established a herbarium, which had been put at the disposal of herbal practice students.