The CSIR-Crops Research Institute has inducted Dr. Moses Brandford Mochiah, an entomologist and a Principal Research Scientist of the Institute into office as its new Director. The position of Director of the Institute became vacant after the immediate past Director, Dr. Stella Ama Ennin, the first female occupant of the office, successfully ended her tenure in March 2019. Prior to his appointment as the substantive Director, Dr. Mochiah was the Deputy Director of the Institute and also served as acting Director for a few months.
At his induction ceremony which was graced by the Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), former Directors of the Institute and Directors of other Institutes under the CSIR, the new Director pledged to provide effective leadership and work hard towards attaining the Institute’s objectives and targets.
“We will ensure that the Institute maintains its enviable position as the foremost agricultural Institute under corporate CSIR, by working harder to improve on our research outputs, facilities and incomes. We will strive to achieve the objectives and outputs set under the five (5) strategic thrusts of the Institute”