General News of Friday, 7 July 2017
The minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has called for the removal of a fake Iranian scientist from the premises of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC).
News of the supposed scientist, Mehran Tavakoli Keshe, came to the attention of the minister who decided to scrutinize his portfolio. It was discovered that several of his claims were untrue. Keshe claims to have studied nuclear physics at the Queen Mary College, University of London. Checks at the university indicate that they don’t even have courses in atomic physics. Reports reaching the minister indicated that the Iranian was preparing to set up an Energy Space Centre at the Atomic Energy.
The objective was to ensure that Ghana goes to space next year. Checks indicated that no one at the presidency was aware of such a course of action. According to the minister, the same scientist is reported to have predicted in the United States two years ago that the continent was about to split into two. He also added that an earthquake was imminent. Both predictions were found to be false. In Belgium, Keshe is reported to have sold items to people, claiming they could assist with power consumption.
He consequently brought samples to the Director – General of GAEC, and made the same claims. The truth or otherwise is yet to be ascertained. Another instance, according to professor Frimpong, was when Keshe presented a liquid, claiming it was ‘plasma water’ and available at a cost of $10 each, and capable of curing diabetes and hypertension. It was analyzed by both the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and found to be ordinary water. The minister advised the commission to be careful in its dealings with the man, as all of his actions have so far proven to be questionable. He also recommended that all agreements and or contracts should be reviewed in order to ensure clarity in the execution of duties.