23rd July 2024

The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Dr Kwaku Afriyie has announced that the National Space Policy has been approved by Cabinet.
The policy is expected to serve as a framework for utilizing space science and technology to drive national development.
The Minister made this statement at the Ministers’ Press Briefing organised by the Ministry of Information in Accra today.
He stated that the Ministry would collaborate with relevant ministries and the private sector to establish the Ghana Space Agency.
“This agency will coordinate the development of human capital, infrastructure, and the overall growth of the space science sector”, Hon Kwaku Afriyie said.
Hon. Kwaku Afriyie revealed that his outfit under the Ghana-Korea K-Innovation Partnership Programme, had developed and unveiled a comprehensive 10-year masterplan which would enhance the commercialization of research and innovation in the country.
He reiterated MESTI’s commitment to global disarmament efforts and mentioned that his Ministry in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), was actively reviewing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Bill to implement the 1972 Convention on the Prohibition of Bacteriological and Toxin Weapons.

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