The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology of Ghana is organising the 1st Ghana Science Congress, under the theme "Water, Sanitation and Environment: Securing our future through Science".
The Congress seek to provide a platform for scientists, technologies and entrepreneurs in the country and abroad to deliberate on developmental issues relating to science and technology. The objectives include: to integrate and apply knowledge from science and technology to relevant community and national problems, present and discuss scientific research development and their implications for national growth and development, initiate and nurture international scientific partnerships for national development.
President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday August 2, 2011 opened the first ever Ghana Science Congress, in Accra, with a call on stakeholders to make the work of scientists easier by safeguarding the environment and being conscious of sanitation.
He said Ghanaians would have to build a Better Ghana and gave government’s assurance to lend maximum support to science development and the activities of Ghanaian scientists.
“While our scientists continue to research and contribute their quota to building a Better Ghana, it is incumbent on all of us to also make the work of our scientists much easier by being alive to our responsibilities of safeguarding the environment as well as being sanitation conscious,” President Mills said.