The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the thrust of his Government’s policy towards national development rests on ensuring that science, technology and innovation drive all sectors of the economy.
In order to achieve this objective, President Akufo-Addo explained that sectoral policies, programmes and strategies are being implemented on the basis of the overall National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.
That is why, he said, the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation (MESTI), Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has responded to his call for action by developing a science and technology policy framework that rests on seven pillars.
The President made this known on Monday, 21st January, 2019, when he delivered the opening address at the National Conference on Bridging the Technology Gap, held at the Peduase Vally Resort, in Peduase.
The first pillar, according to President Akufo-Addo, emanates from a pledge in the 2016 Manifesto of the ruling New Patriotic Party that Science Technology and Innovation will receive the constant attention of the President.
“By a Notice of Instrument, I have recently established a Presidential Advisory Council on Science, Technology and Innovation (PACSTI) as an advisory body situated at the Presidency,” he said.
The President continued, “PACSTI, composed of eminent Ghanaian scientists drawn from diverse fields, will advise the President on matters relating to STI, and keep him fully informed about current advances in STI, and their relevant applications towards national development.”
The second pillar is the co-ordination of all sectoral activities involving Science Technology and Innovation through an Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Council on Science Technology and Innovation…Read more
Source: Communications Bureau, The Presidency of the Republic of Ghana