NEW CSIR DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL INTERACTS WITH CSIR-SOIL RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF IN KUMASI
Prof. (Mrs.) Marian Dorcas Quain, the new Deputy Director-General of CSIR-Ghana, was officially introduced to the staff and Management of the CSIR-Soil Research Institute (SRI) in Kumasi after her appointment in January 2023. She served as the Deputy Director at the Crops Research Institute in Kumasi until her departure. Prof. (Mrs.) Marian Dorcas Quain is a renowned biotechnologist with expertise in tissue culture, genetic transformation, plant physiology, molecular biology, cryopreservation, and geoponics She holds a Ph.D. in Botany-Plant Physiology, an MPhil in Botany-Physiology, and a BSc. in Botany-Zoology—all from the University of Ghana, Logon. Prof. Quain mentioned the CSIR 13 Institutes’ visibility and rebranding as part of her vision for CSIR.
”A positive national and international visibility of the CSIR is critical to ensure the CSIR’s image is very appealing and would enable the CSIR to respond very well to initiatives,” she said.
Dr. William Sarfo, the CSIR’snew director of finance, encouraged staff to work together toward a common goal by embracing teamwork and a sense of ownership to build the institute. Dr. Edward Yeboah, Director of the CSIR Soil Research Institute (SRI), highlighted CSIRManagement plans to provide comprehensive health insurance coverage to all eligible employeesthrough a flexible benefits package under the provident fund.As a result, he summoned the staff to sign up for this policy, which will provide free medicalcare of five family members across the country.Staff representatives at the CSIR-SRI pledged to support the new directors in their work.