The government has hinted that a bill to enhance its expenditure on analysis and improvement (R&D) to a proportion of GDP nears parliament’s acceptance.
Earlier, President Akufo-Addo promised to raise funding for R&D to 2.5% of GDP in the extensive term to raise all research programs in the two non-public and public institutions in the region.
Shedding additional mild on this determination in an job interview with JoyBusiness, the Minister for Natural environment, Science, Technological know-how and Innovation (MESTI), Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng reported, “The CSIR has attained some degree of achievements in phrases of coming out with industrial exploration and many some others but the issue is that they are not receiving the means that they require to do the work and it all boils down to the quantity of money that we devote to study and enhancement in this country and simply because it’s not more than enough and this federal government has viewed it, that is why for two a long time now the President is stating that he desires to increase funds available for analysis to about 1% of GDP.”
Prof. Frimpong-Boateng spoke to JoyBusiness at the MESTI-CSIR Scientific and Lifetime Recognition Awards arranged in Accra.
At present, the government’s budget allocation to research stands at .45% of the country’s GDP.
The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, who was the Unique Guest of Honour at the celebration, challenged the CSIR to function challenging to position science as the foundation for the country’s progress. For occasion, he urged the exploration institute to make a relationship with the personal sector and industries to enrich its items.
“If you choose the Universities in Germany, just about every a person of them, there is a immediate partnership between the Universities’ investigate departments and industry…by heading that way, the nation gains from the success of study immediately. So I feel CSIR ought to develop a romance with the personal sector, with business and with all those people who are trying to go into output since generation ought to be influenced by analysis so that your products and solutions are not generally the latest but the greatest,” he claimed.
Mr Osafo-Maafo also admonished the CSIR to assistance in measuring the sugar-content material for items on the market.
On his element, Director-Basic of the CSIR Ghana, Prof. Victor Kwame Agyeman, pressured on the need to have to accept researchers and scientists for their huge contribution to the socio-financial improvement of the nation. He has for that reason disclosed strategies to established apart a working day to mark the celebration of researchers in the country.
The CSIR in collaboration with MESTI acknowledged and awarded some Ghanaian scientists, researchers, administrators and their deputies both past and existing, for their contribution to the institute and the region.
As regards Scientific Recognition, the awards ended up as follows
Dr Leticia Eva Obeng – H2o and Natural environment Lifetime Award
Prof. Francis Kofi Ampenyi Allotey – Physics and Arithmetic Lifetime Award
Prof. Aba Bentil Andam – Actual physical Sciences Life time Award
Prof. Felix I.D. Konotey Ahulu – Clinical Research Everyday living Time Award
Champions of science, exploration
This classification contains Earlier Council Chairmen such as Previous Administrators and their Deputies and they include things like
Abe Incoom, Prof. E. Amanoo Neizer, Prof. E.S. Ayensu.
Also, Prof. Emmanuel Owusu-Bennoah, Prof. Walter S. Alhassan, Dr Abdulai Baba Salifu, Prof. Rose Emma Mensah, Prof. Alfred Oteng Yeboah, Prof. Akwesi Ayensu and Dr Kwame Boa-Amponsem, among some other award categories.
The MESTI-CSIR Scientific and Lifetime Recognition Awards was themed, “CSIR – 60 Years of Investigation with Influence for Sustainable Advancement.”