1% of GPD to be dedicated to research and innovation – Gov’t

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The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Kwaku Afriyie, has announced that cabinet has taken a decision to dedicate 1% of Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to research and innovation.

This, he said would be disbursed through the Ghana National Research Fund.

He said this at a press conference moderated by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in Accra on Wednesday September 29.

After the address, Mr Oppong Nkrumah in a tweet said “Key take away from his brief is the Cabinet decision to dedicate 1% of our GDP to research and innovation which will be disbursed through the Ghana National Research Fund..”

“The Government of Ghana is leveraging Science & Technology for national development. This is expected to guide the next phase of our development agenda as a nation.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana