The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission in collaboration with the Keshe Foundation, a non-profit space Organisation, has opened a three-day space summit in Accra to explore new ways of solving Africa’s health, environmental and developmental challenges.
The summit is expected to provide a good overview of the applications of the Keshe technology and success stories that could ginger Ghanaians to work hard and also to pay much attention to challenges or cautions that comes with these facilities.
Professor Benjamin J. B. Nyarko, the Director-General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission at the opening ceremony on Monday, said the Commission had over the past year been familiarising, testing and affirming the Keshe technology and its applications, of which the outcomes have been very encouraging and promises a good future for Ghana and Africa as a whole.
He said the Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Keshe Foundation for further partnership and training on their ground-breaking technologies especially in the treatment of health conditions including cancer and HIV.
He said the Keshe technology application involves a wide range of fields involving medicine, human health, agriculture and food production, space science and space travel, automobile and energy, which if well harnessed, would place the country at an advantageous position on the global front.
Prof. Nyarko said the theme for the summit which is: “The New Dawn: Africa’s Meteoric Rise in Spaceship Technology”, which was attended by Scientists, researchers, and Officers from the various security services including the military and police, was therefore well and truly captured, to reflect the situation of the Continent.
He said breaking new grounds in science in the contemporary era was the way to go in order to propel Ghana’s position in the world of high technology.
He said science and technology has been the principal agents of social and economic change although they had their benefits and disadvantages, and they provide new scientific knowledge as well as new solutions to major global challenges such as famine, water shortage, lack of electric power supply, climate change as well as diseases.
“However, in the nutshell, with these technologies, we have come to accept that science has no limits and we can defend the position that the impact of technology on the society has far more positive sides than negative”, he said.
Prof. Nyarko said GAEC would set up a laboratory to begin production of the ground-breaking products made from the Keshe Foundation’s plasma technology to solve pressing challenges in areas including health, and intends to further strengthen the partnership between the two institutions for human resource development.
Mr Mehran Tavakoli Keshe, the Founder and Leader of Keshe Foundation, said over the next two days scientists gathered from around the world would showcase what they had done in their respective fields and would impact these knowledge to their Ghanaian counterparts for national development.
He said the Keshe Foundation which currently operates in about 180 countries around the world, provides free education and training on simple application of physics and chemistry, and its partnership with GAEC would propel Ghana to become a sense of knowledge not only for the continent, but for the world at large.
He urged that participants stayed open, to learn from the Keshe’s new Plasma technology which uses mostly natural methods to arrive at natural outcomes.