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General News Fri, 30 Apr 1999

Book on Ghanaian technology launched

Accra (Greater Accra), 30th April ?99 -

A book entitled "Appropriate Technology Products of Ghana" which aims at providing documentation on locally fabricated products to enhance industrialisation and sensitise researchers to endeavour to upgrade their traditional technologies was launched in Accra on Thursday.

The book, published by the Development and Application of Intermediate Technology [DAPIT] secretariat, aims at offering promotional or marketing avenues for small-scale manufacturers who find it difficult to sell their products.

Alhaji Dr Farouk Brimah, deputy minister of MEST, said there are benefits to be derived from utilising products listed in the book for small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs in the rural setting.

He said the book will help to motivate people interested in rural industrialisation to start small-scale businesses and that science and technology have a crucial role to play in the attainment of the goals of Vision 2020.

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"We are in an information age, where no one can doubt its (information) potency as a resource in the development of the individual, organisation or nation."

Mr S. K. Dotse, acting executive secretary of DAPIT, said the publication contains information on various types of machines and equipment fabricated by local industries.

He said DAPIT plans to outdoor another edition of the publication by the end of 2000.

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