Friday- 1st October 2021
Minister of Technology and Science Felix Mutati this afternoon met with National Institute for Science and Industrial Research (NISIR) to discuss how matters about science and research can improve.
Mr. Mutati noted that NISIR positioned to play a critical role to the Technology and Science sector needed to raise its profile to remain relevant in executing its mandate differently through exposure – partnership synergies anchoring on a drive to growth.
He said it is worrying that in the past year’s research and development activities in science have gone down and therefore the need to quickly address the issue.
And NISIR CEO Dr. Henry Kambafwile said there is need for investment input in the sector in order for the institute to turn around.
Dr. Kambafwile said insufficient funding has affected research causing the institute to lag behind.
He has since appealed to government through the Ministry of Technology and Science to consider giving the institute access to both internal and external funding in order to revive operations of the research center efficiently.
Ministry of Technology and Science