The Ghana Museum and Monument Board have welcomed suggestion to partner with government institutions and private sector to ensure they incorporate visitation of the Ghana Museums by foreigners into their planning for major events and visits into the country.
Executive Director of the Ghana Museum and Monument Board Dr Zagbah Oyettey who welcomed the idea also urged Ghanaians to ensure they develop the culture of visiting the museums regularly themselves with foreigner who visit Ghana.
‘We have had situations when most Ghanaians visit all the nice museums abroad when they travel, but yet they fail to visit their own museum or partake in promoting the museum ‘, he lamented.
Dr Zagbah Oyettey welcomed the idea at the launch of the Scientific Heritage and Acculturation Week at the National Museums in Accra.
The Scientific Heritage and Acculturation Week which has been slated for 22nd to 27th September this year seeks to extend the objectives of Museum of Science Technology Project through a collaborative approach.
It is also an educational promotion week which will seeks to extend the objectives of the Museum of Science and Technology Project and engage the general public to appreciate scientific concepts and adapt them as part of their socio-cultural lifestyle.
As part of the weeklong celebration, educational sessions will be organized for students from the basic level whiles a platform will also be created to enable students from the various polytechnics and universities exhibit some scientific inventions they have come out with to the general public.
Dr Zagbah Oyettey also used the opportunity to call on the private organizations and businesses to partner the GMMB to realize its dream of completing the Museum of Science and Technology.
‘We also want the media to champion the cause of propagating the importance and benefit of the MST to the general public’, he requested.
The initiative forms part of programmes and activities that the GMMB has outlined towards reviving the Museum of Science and Technology which is yet to be fully operational forty one years after its establishment by Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
The MST, when completed, will be used to maintain, keep and exhibit items of science and technology and ensure that scientific skills and appropriate technology are effectively demonstrated and transferred to the public through exhibitions and publications.
It will also evoke scientific consciousness and creativity in the youth through science fairs.
The facility will also be used to organise public exhibitions to enable the GMMB to generate revenue to supplement the subvention provided by government.
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