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About Ernest Chemists Limited – Overview, Location & Products

About Ernest Chemists Limited - Overview, Location & Products

Ernest Chemists Limited (ECL) is the biggest pharmaceutical company in Ghana, driven by our mission to provide a full range of quality pharmaceutical products at affordable prices. With over 30 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Ernest Chemists Limited remains a true symbol of stability and diversity.

ECL is a wholly owned Ghanaian company, founded by Mr. Ernest Bediako Sampong, a pharmacist by profession, in the year 1986. ECL has made giant strides since its commencement and has grown from a single retail outlet into a thriving business entity with our own office complex, retail & wholesale shops, warehouse facilities and manufacturing plants.

We have deep insight, knowledge and experience in the pharmaceutical industry and this enables us to continue to provide quality and affordable pharmaceutical products to meet the health needs for everyone in the society. We have been able to consolidate our position as the biggest distributor of pharmaceutical products with a wide distribution network across Ghana and beyond. We have the largest retail chain, with an ultra-modern pharmacy setup, to bring products closer to customers, coupled with exceptional customer service.

Aside the manufacturing of quality and affordable medicine, we also have the biggest Agency representation for Multinational Pharmaceutical and consumer brands which enables us to offer the widest range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Ghana.

Company Overview

Ernest Chemists Limited (ECL) started business in 1986 as a sole proprietorship and became a limited liability in 1993. Ernest Chemists Limited is made up of 3 main divisions- Manufacturing, Retailing & Distribution and Exports. Due to its diversity, ECL makes quality and affordable medicine accessible to everyone.

ECL goes beyond the offering of quality and affordable medicine to offer quality customer service. All ECL staff are trained to put the needs of the customer first with the view of exceeding the expectations of customers. Ernest Chemists Limited has a staff strength of over 700, with 48% in the manufacturing division and the remaining in the other divisions.


Our vision is to be a leader in the offering of top quality pharmaceutical and healthcare products in Africa.


Our mission is to provide a full range of quality pharmaceutical products at affordable prices with the view of exceeding the expectations of our valued customers and shareholders through a highly motivated and efficient workforce driven by cutting edge technology.


  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution & Retailing
  • Exports

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