The President of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), Mr Steve Amoaning-Yankson, has stressed the need for the country to analyse the technology journey of the country since independence and chart a new path forward.
Ing Steve Anoff Amoaning-Yankson made this remark during his welcome address to the participants of the ongoing national conference on “Bridging the Technology Gap” at the Peduase Valley Resort, Aburi, Ghana.
The conference which was organised by Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) in collaboration with MasterCard Foundation, USA and the Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation (MESTI) is intended to improve the linkages between Academia/Research Institutions and Industry.
The theme of the conference is “Mobilising Ghanaian Technology Capacity towards “Ghana beyond Aid” and Youth Employment” In his keynote address, the Special Guest of Honour, His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo outlined his vision to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation (STEI) as the growth poles to drive the “Ghana Beyond Aid” Agenda. The President also stated that his government will commit more funds to the STEI sector adding that he intend to increase research spending from 1% to 2% of GDP.
The Executive Director of GhIE, Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong in his brief remarks noted that Ghana needs to be technologically driven and results-oriented in every aspect of its development to achieve the goal of a ‘Ghana beyond Aid’.