Technology Minister set 100 days plan

 Technology Minister set 100 days plan

By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The Minister of Technology and Science, Felix Mutati said his Ministry will in the next few days unveil a plan, which set out what it intends to do within a hundred days.

Mr Mutati said this will include the setting up of platforms for engagement with a variety of stakeholders among them the youth, the Diaspora and the private sector.

The Minister made the remarks during a Zoom forum that was jointly hosted by the Zambian Embassy in Berlin and the Zambia German Association, a voluntary body of Zambians living in the Federal Republic of Germany.

“We are giving ourselves the target of one hundred days so that we are held accountable”, he said.

The Minister said President Hakainde Hichilema is committed to Technology and Science because of their overarching role in national development.

The Minister said his Ministry would like to address past bottlenecks in the uptake of input from various stakeholders for purposes of enhancing the quality of public policy.

And Ministry of Technology and Science Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame assured the students of her Ministry’s commitment but also pointed out that commitment was mutual thereby placing an equal weight of responsibility on the students as well.

This is contained in a statement issued by First Secretary to the press and Public Relations Kelly Kaunda.

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