The College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS), University of Ghana (UG) was established in 2014. One of the mandates of the College is to promote an aggressive research agenda of global impact. To this end, an annual Science and Development Platform (CBAS-SDP), with the aim of providing an opportunity for faculty of the College to showcase their research findings was initiated. The focus is to create the space and time for faculty from different backgrounds and disciplines to exchange ideas and forge inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary teams to work collaboratively on research problems of national and global interest. Thus, the Science and Development Journal’s (SDJ) primary purpose is to encourage the dissemination of research findings of high quality to the wider global scientific community.