Ghana pledges more support for science and technology
GOVERNMENTBy BiztechAfrica - March 1, 2012, 3:49 p.m.
Ghanaian President John Atta Mills says the government will step up its support for science and technology.
The President pledged more support for institutions like the National Forum for Research, Science and Technology, formed to create a scientific culture in Ghana.
“Over the years we (the country) have paid lip service to the development of science and technology…yet without science, we are groping in the dark,” President Mills noted, when some members of the Forum led by its chairman, Professor George Benneh, an Emeritus Professor of Geography and Resource Development, called on him this week.
The meeting was to officially inform the President of the existence of the Forum and also to invite him to a regional forum to be held in Accra in May this year.
He said the Government would not hesitate to provide the needed support if through the Forum, the country would host a meeting that would attract researchers, scientists and technology experts from across the region and beyond.
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