Presidential Council of Science and Technology to be established

By Michael Abayateye
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that government will set up a Presidential Council of Science and Technology to advice the President on the subject.

The Vice President who was addressing the Second Congregation of the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani said, the council would advice President Nana Akufo-Addo on Science, Technology and Innovation policies.

According to the Vice President, technology has become very crucial to the development of every sector of the economy and Ghana cannot make progress without investing in it.

"The world of technological innovations is upon us and we should not pretend we can move forward without building our capacity in science, technology and mathematics," he stated.

He added that, Government intends to promote science, technology and innovation in areas that would transform the economy for the better.

The areas he said, include expanding research and development capabilities of the country, through the establishment of regional technology paths, establishing a Presidential Council for Science and Technology and support to the national policy of attracting six out of every 10 young minds into sciences by expanding scholarship schemes.

He advised the young people to accept technology, be innovative and contribute their quota to the development of the country.

In all, over 620 students graduated from the University of Energy and Natural Resources.

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