The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) showcased its technologies and research innovations at a four-day Policy and Tourism Fair in Accra from July 25 to Thursday, July 28, 2022.

The fair, organised by the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) as part of its week celebration, saw GAEC displaying its Black Soldier fly technology and mutation breeding technique.

A Research Scientist of GAEC attending to guests at the GAEC stand during the policy fair.

The others are the Gama Irradiation technique, tissue culture technique, sterile insect techniques, radiation detectors, remote sensing activities, and other space science technologies.

According to Prof. Samuel Boakye Dampare, Director-General of the GAEC, who paid a working visit to the fair to inspect the GAEC stand on the second day of the exhibition, the fair provided the Commission with the opportunity to tell its story by displaying some of its technologies and other scientific efforts that address societal problems.

A Research Scientist of GAEC attending to guests at the GAEC stand during the policy fair.

“The exhibition provides an opportunity not only to inform the world about the good work our scientists are doing to improve Ghanaians’ lives, but also to seek patrons and partners for our scientific innovations,” he added.

Prof. Dampare went on to say that the exhibition would benefit both key stakeholders and the general public in search of research-driven solutions.

“GAEC is ready and willing to do business with any individual or institution to help solve problems in agriculture, health, water resource management, and industry, among other areas,” he stated.

The Director-General was accompanied by the Director of Administration, Mr. William Srekumah, and the newly appointed Deputy Director of the Radiological and Medical Sciences Research Institute (RAMSRI), Prof. Francis Hasford.

Research scientists drawn from the Radiation Protection Institute (RPI), Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI) and the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI) responded to the queries about the scientific innovations asked by guests at the GAEC stand.

Also, at the GAEC stand were communication officers from the Communication and Public Relations Centre (CPRC) of the Commercialization and Communication Directorate (CCD) who interacted with and attended to the needs and concerns of guests at the GAEC stand.

By Emmanuel S. Zekpa and Raymond K. Baxey/CPRC

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