|Africa Scientific Day commemorated|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 08:09|
SCIENCE and Technology are the two institutions set to eradicate poverty and everyday problems for the African nation, says a Cabinet Minister. Officiating at the commemorations of the Africa Scientific Renaissance Day held last week for the first time in Mutare, the Minister of Science and Technology Development, Professor Henry Dzinotyiweyi, said: "Science provides the link for us to exploit our natural resources and eradicate the everyday challenges we face both as a nation and as a continent."
Prof Dzinotyiweyi said the recently introduced Innovation and Commercialization Fund was put in place to give financial assistance to scientific ideas that can be fostered for the enrichment of communities.
Addressing the same gathering, the Manicaland Provincial Governor, Cde Chris Mushohwe, challenged locals to make use of the natural resources to improve their lives.
"Manicaland is renowned for its timber and thus through Science and Technology we need to see the innovativeness of our people by having affordable and well-built log cabins that will reduce the accommodation problems which the province is facing," he said.
The commemorations were held under the theme: 'Science and Technology innovativeness to solve everyday problems'.