The government of Ghana is set to setup a fund to support technology innovations and researches next year the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has disclosed at the 37th Annual Kristo Asafo Science and Technology Exhibition show at Awoshie, Accra.
The Minister said that the government is ready to promote science and technology in the country as this course forms part of the government’s project dubbed “Ghana Beyond Aid”.
Speaking at the 37th Annual Kristo Asafo Science and Technology Exhibition in Accra, Dr. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng said that, the country “has been weak in the area of Science and Technology” for many years and that the government had charged his ministry to develop a Science and Technology Policy to help eliminate such weakness.
He further stated that his ministry has setup a Science, Technology and Innovation Fund (STI) which is soon to be approved by the government and that the fund will be geared towards research and thus it will benefit the likes of Apostle Dr. Ing. Kwadwo Safo and other technology enthusiasts in the country.
The minister further stated that the government’s motto for 2018 which is dubbed “Ghana Beyond Aid” will help restructure the economy and put the country on a development path some years to come. He said that due this agenda, his ministries are researching into areas such as alternatives forms of energy, Agriculture, fisheries and other disciplines.
He thanked Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo and the Kristo Asafo Church for their program which makes them distinct from all churches in the country.