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CSIR HONOURS OVER 30 DISTINGUISHED SCIENTISTS AND INDUSTRY PLAYERS FOR THEIR IMMENSE CONTRIBUTION TO THE CSIR SUCCESS STORY AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has honoured over 30 distinguished Scientists of International repute, stakeholders and Industry Players who have contributed to the country’s scientific and industrial development at a ceremony in Accra last Friday May 17, 2019, as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations. The theme for the anniversary celebrations is CSIR – 60 years of Research with impact for sustainable development.
The ceremony dubbed: “MESTI/CSIR Scientific and Lifetime Recognition Awards” brought to the fore the immense contribution of some of the nation’s distinguished scientists and Industry players to the CSIR success story and national development.
The award categories included Scientific Excellence, Champions of Research, Industry Pillars of Science and Dedicated Service in Research and Development.
The awardees included the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, who received a Lifetime Science Award for Medicine and Dr. Leticia Obeng, Lifetime Science Award for water and Environment. Others were, Dr. William Agble, Lifetime Science Award for Agriculture, and Prof. Abba Andam, Lifetime Science award for Physics and Science. The late Prof. Francis Kofi Ampenyi Allotey, was posthumously awarded a lifetime Science Award for Physics and Science.
The rest were Prof. E. H. Amonoo-Neizer and Mr. Abe Inkoom who received awards as Champions of Science and Research. Dr. A.B. Salifu, Prof. E. Owusu-Benoah and Prof. Rose Emma Entsua-Mensah, were rewarded for their Dedicated Service in Research and Development.
Some former Council Chairmen, Directors-General and Directors on retirement were also presented with awards for their dedicated service and profound contribution to the CSIR success story. Three retired staff from the CSIR College of Science and Technology were also rewarded.
The Senior Minister, Mr. Yaw Osafo-Marfo was the Special Guest of Honour.