Scientists, policy makers asked to address challenges

Participants after the programme

Participants after the programme

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga, has called for stronger collaboration between policy makers and scientists, to address the country’s development challenges.

He said the country had scientists in all the institutions who could come out with laudable ideas, to help in national development, and urged policy makers to engage researchers, in their efforts to find solutions to problems.

Mr. Ayariga made the call at a policy symposium held in Accra yesterday to deliberate on topical national issues, on the theme: “Policy Implementation in Ghana: A case of Science Technology and Innovation Development Programme and options for Enhancement”.

It was organised by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Science and Technology Policy Research Instititute (STEPRI) in collaboration with the sector ministry and Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Mr. Ayariga said as a country, we must find a solution to scientific problems and seek ways in supporting them financially.

The Director of CSIR-(STEPRI), Dr. George Owusu Essegbey, called for effective policies to address challenges such as poverty.

The Chief Director of the Ministry, Madam Salamata Abdul-Salam, urged stakeholders to formulate appropriate policies to enhance the growth of the economy.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi    

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