December 04, 2022
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BY: Elizabeth Nyaadu Adu

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has inducted into office a new Director-General, Professor Paul Pinnock Bosu, at a ceremony in Accra.

The event which was the 7th induction of the Director-General of the CSIR was attended by some past Director-Generals of the Council, directors of the 13 Research Institutes under the council, civil society organisations and other personalities. 

Delivering his inaugural address last Friday, Prof Bosu said said about 800 acres of land that belongs to the CSIR Animal Research Institute (ARI) at Frafraha has been encroached on with 200 acres left for the institute.

He therefore appealed to the government to help recover and protect their lands across every part of the country.

 By Joseph Opoku Gakpo

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has submitted an application to the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) requesting for permission to release Ghana’s first GMO crop (PRB cowpea) into the environment.

The request to the NBA which is a government agency under the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology will allow for the CSIR to also place the pod borer resistant (PBR) cowpea or beans on the Ghanaian market.

According to a public notice published in the Ghana Gazette on 18th February 2022, the application is currently undergoing a review process by the NBA, together with relevant regulatory agencies and independent experts.

By Bernard Benghan

The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Dr Kwaku Afriyie, last Friday inaugurated a 21-member governing board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Accra.

The Board chaired by the government nominee, Prof. Robert Kingsford Adaboh, was tasked to strengthen collaborations with other government agencies that were also doing well in the area of science and technological research in the country.

Dr Afriyie after administering the oath of office and secrecy, said, CSIR was the backbone of the country's scientific research mandated to carry out scientific and technological research for national development.

He said the government's flagship agricultural campaign, the Planting for Food and Jobs, under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), was able to produce more grains which was fashioned from the laboratory of CSIR.

By Daniel Amoo

The government has committed to a set of 31 adaptation and mitigation actions in its nationally determined contributions (NDC) to be achieved through its support flagship of “10 year climate actions” agenda.

The agenda seeks to put the country on a sustainability pathway and contribute to the global efforts to lower global temperatures below 1.5⁰C by reducing greenhouse gas emission

This was an outcome of a private investment mobilization capacity training workshop in alternative urban waste management, organized by CSIR –Institute of Industrial Research (CSIR-IIR) held in Accra, on Tuesday.

The two-day pilot capacity training workshop was attended by 17 stakeholders drawn from MMDS and other private organizations in Accra.

Speaking at the workshop on Tuesday, Mrs. Maame Adwoa Bentuma Animpong, the project leader from CSIR-IIR announced that it was meant to bring on board the private sector participation, investment and to assist in adaptation to ensure not polluted and safe for living.

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