Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has hinted that the country might be seeking to get the African Union (AU) Space Centre sited in Ghana.
Speaking at the 20th graduation ceremony of the All Nation University College (ANUC) – a technology-focused institution in the country, Mr. Akufo-Addo explained that the move is part of efforts to make the cocoa-producing country a hub of science and technology education on the continent.
AUCC is the first University in Sub-Saharan Africa to design and build a ground space station that communicates with satellites that cross the airspace of West Africa.
The institution is also the first to design, build and launch the first satellite for Ghana.
The theme for the graduation ceremony was: “Celebrating Ghana’s lead in African’s space science research and development”.
The President also said Ghana cannot develop without advancing in science, technology, and mathematics.
He added that the government is committed to initiating educational reforms to help expand the science, technology and mathematical base of the country.