- Parliament has approved a GHc1.6 million waiver to retool the Ghana Space Science Institute
- The package will assist with the promotion of research and other key activities in Ghana
- The waiver follows a presentation of a request by the Planning Minister, Professor George Yaw Gyan-Baffour, in Parliament
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The House of Parliament has granted a GHc1.6 million tax waiver to the Ghana Space Science Institute.
The waiver covers the purchase of equipment, tools, and hardware for the Ghana Radio Astronomy Project.
It will also cover the co-location of the Satellite Earth Observation Ground Receiving Station at Kuntunse.
A report by dailyguidenetwork.com shows it will also help with respect to single dish astronomy.
The station is intended to serve as a facility that promotes research and training for students, scientists, and engineers in Ghana and the West African sub-region.
The Minister of Planning, Professor George Yaw Gyan-Baffour, presented the request for the waiver to Parliament on behalf of the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta.
In other news, Parliament has approved a GHc1.6m tax waiver for the supply of earthquake devices.
This follows the 4.0 magnitude earth tremor that was experienced on 24 June in parts of Accra.
The state agency responsible for monitoring and reporting on earthquakes, the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA), reportedly works with obsolete equipment.
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