"Capitalise On Your Resources To Do More" - Dr. Afriyie To CSIR Governing Board (PICS)
The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Dr. Kwaku Afriyie has reminded the newly sworn in governing board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to capitalise on its resources in order to do more for the country.
The Minister made these known when he swore in the new governing board of CSIR.
"One of the things you were supposed to do and the difference between your research institution is that it is purely applied academic research than other Universities"
He told the governing board that his outfit has been tasked by the President to set up a unit which is equivalent to CSIR agencies.
"The office will manage any discovery of economic importance can enter the market as quickly as possible"
He was confident that the governing board will assist his outfit in working for the good of the country.
On his part, Chairman for the CSIR Council, Prof. Robert Kingsford Adaboh said "I am elated that the President Akufo-Addo has had the confidence personally in me and the council to be reappointed for this very important position"
He added that food security in the country cannot be taken for granted without CSIR.
"You may think your maize and things you eat are from the hard work of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture but most are from CSIR"
He noted that in order for Ghana to be compared to countries which are well to do, political actors, the citizenry and government must throw their support behind the dealings of CSIR.
He appealed to the citizenry to reach out to CSIR in order to be educated, entertained and informed.
He revealed that CSIR has opened units across the country.
"If we do our things well, we can be able to give the Government of Ghana loans"
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith