Information available indicates that there is high demand for medicinal plants from Ghana. Scientific information available indicates most parts of Ghana are suitable for the cultivation of various medicinal plants. Particularly, cola nitida locally known as "Bese", Alchornea Cordifolia (Ogyama), Griffonia Simplicifolia (Kagya), are high in demand by both international and local pharmaceutical firms.

Demand for pharmaceutical products is rising in Ghana with increases in incomes. The budget of the Ghana Health Service has grown by more than a third every year since 2002. In 2010, it was about USD 950 million, some 20% of it funded by donor grants. Private spending on health care is small but also rising. Rising demand apart, there is a special incentive that creates an attractive investment pros-pect for pharmaceutical manufacturing in Ghana.