The Ghana Chamber of Mines gave a cheque of US$100,000 to the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation to support to support training of the next generation of researchers, problem-solvers and leaders. The funds will go to support the government’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

President of the Chamber Kwame Addo-Kufuor expressed the  Chamber’s excitement about the programme.

Our presence here is to affirm our commitment to the STEM training programme, due to its potential of making Ghana a reference point for scientific and technological advancement on the continent.

Dr. Ado-Kuffuor said the members of the Chamber rely heavily on the expertise of scientists and technological innovators as well as engineers in their respective operations.

The believes that the effective integration of the non-mineral sector must begin with proper training of our young ones to take advantage of opportunities in the value chain of the mining industry.

Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Prof. Kwaku F. Boateng received the cheque on behalf of the government. Prof. Fimpong said the research inclubation centres will be built at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to enable it reap the benefits of quality investments. Prof. Frimpong hoped that the gift will help to radically transform the training and mentoring of young scientists and innovators in the country.

Source: B&FTonline.com