CSIR -FORIG Commissions Wildlife Museum Solar Power System



The CSIR Forestry Research Institute of Ghana has commissioned Wildlife Museum and Solar Power System at Fumesua.

Prof. Daniel A. Ofori ,Director of CSIR-FORIG at the event explained that, the initiative is in line with the lessons gained the advancement of industrializes that the attainment of Ghana to the middle income status requires a solid based science, Technology and innovation.

According to him,the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to which CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG) belongs, is one of the institutions set up on February 1959 to address issues on Scientific and Technological advancement.
He stated that, the mandate of CSIR is to generate and supply innovative technologies and efficiently and effectively exploits S&T for Socio-economic development on critical areas of agriculture, industry, environment,some aspects of public health and social sciences and improve the scientific culture of civil society in Ghana.
Prof Ofori disclosed that, the Wildlife Museum decline because of the decline in biodiversity which is well known global issue that affective management of biodiversity and the environment is crucial for preservation.

He indicated that,what motivated them to explore for an alternative Power supply was the huge electricity bill (Gh¢480,000) received a few years ago from the Electricity Company of Ghana.
He disclosed that, as an institution that places a premium on environmental issues, solar energy was selected because it is renewable energy source, meaning that, it cannot ever get use up.
He said it is clean and creates no carbon emissions or other heat-trapping greenhouse gases, and also avoids environmental damage associated with mining or drilling for fossil fuels.

Prof. Robert Kingsford Adaboh, CSIR Council Chairman at the commissioning stated that, museum worldwide are repositories for the collective, exhibition and study of objects of artistic,historic, scientific and educational interest.

According to him, as Scientific research institution, he believes that, the wildlife Museum has come at the right time, especially in these times where biodiversity is being wantonly depleted.
He noted that, solar energy is also a clean and renewable energy source that produces electricity without emitting greenhouse gases or other pollutants.
He disclosed that, as concerns about climate change and environmental sustainability grow, governments are interestingly turning to solar power as a way to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate the impact of traditional energy sources on the environment.

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