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The Honorable Member of Parliament for the Tarkwa Nsuaem constituency in the Western region, Mireku Duker, has called for a more dedicated national investment into the development space satellite for greater benefits.
According to him, Ghana cannot develop without space satellite which has increasingly become an important denominator for development in the world hence requires an urgent focus.
The MPs call came in the successful launch of the Nation’s first space satellite into orbit by the All Nations University College, Koforidua, a feat which has made Ghana proud among the comity of nations.
In a statement on the floor of parliament, Mr Mireku Duker espoused the several advantages of satellite to buttress the urgent need for Ghana to embrace the technology for her development.
Ghana he said can make use of Communication satellite to provide easy access of education and health to dwellers in remote areas of the country and reach out to distressed migrant populations irrespective of their locations.
The exploitation of space satellite he noted can be use to curb crime, rescue accident victims, curb the menace of environmental pollution and land degradation such as galamsay among others.
Hon Mireku Duker also stated that the advantages of the use of satellite has far reaching effects on the larger population since it makes life more bearable to all in many aspects of life including banking, agriculture, weather, telecommunication among several others.
“Mr Speaker, in banking and finance, space satellites are used in the performance of inventory management and automated teller banking services from big cities to even smaller towns” he stated.
He commended All Nations University for reaching an unprecedented goal in the annals of the country.
Source: Christian Kpesese