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Ghana: Prof. Bosu appointed as New CSIR Director-General

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

In accordance with the CSIR Act 521 of 1996, Professor Paul Bosu, a former Deputy Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has been appointed as the new Director-General of the Council.

He was elected by secret ballot at the 180th meeting of the corporate and institution directors on March 31, 2022, and inducted into office on May 13.

The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, previous CSIR directors-general, staff, and Adisadel College’s 1986 year group.

Mr. Oliver Boakye, MESTI’s Special Advisor to the Minister, read a statement on his behalf, noting that the government was very interested in science and technology because it was the engine that drove the development of many countries.

“Science, technology, and innovation are propelling the globes and expansions of economies all over the world,” he remarked.

“The Ghanaian government has opted to prioritize science, technology, and innovation in its national development plan.

Prof Bosu’s appointment, according to Mr. Boakye, will allow the CSIR to influence the country’s technical advancement for economic improvement.

The immediate prior Director-General of the CSIR, Prof Victor Kwame Agyeman, exhorted the new Director-General to be accommodating and offer his best.

The employees reflected “the sturdy basis constructed by the founding leaders, including Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah,” according to CSIR Director of Administration Mrs. Genevieve Yankey.

She said the abilities they brought on board, which ranged from archaeology to zoology and aimed for global greatness through the wheels of science and technology, must be maintained and valued. Prof Bosu expressed gratitude for the trust placed in him, saying, “I can count on the CSIR’s 3,000-strong workforce’s devotion, dedication, and determination to succeed.”