According to President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA, Zambia won’t leave the category of middle-income countries unless it uses innovations to fully utilize its resources.
According to President HICHILEMA, Zambia is blessed with clever people, minerals, and arable land that, if used, may help the country thrive.
The President remarked that young people in the nation have numerous innovations that are not being used when he presided over the HAKAINDE HICHILEMA Innovation Fund Awards ceremony at State House this morning.
According to President HICHILEMA, the nation possesses fertile soils and a variety of minerals that can be utilised to generate income for the nation.
According to the Head of State, Zambia won’t become a developed nation unless it permits its people to make use of all of their innovations.
Zambia, according to President HICHILEMA, must take lessons from China and other Asian nations that have advanced via the use of technologies.
Moreover, President HICHILEMA has tasked the Ministries of Education and Technology and Science with reviewing the academic program to incorporate entrepreneurship, technology, and financial literacy.
According to President HICHILEMA, the curriculum reform will instill positive values in students so that they grow up knowing what they want to achieve in the future.
Because education is so crucial, President HICHILEMA promised that his administration will keep increasing its investments in this area.
Education will be prioritized, according to President HICHILEMA, regardless of the economic difficulties the nation is experiencing.
The National Science Center will help all 50 of the best school inventors scale up their prototypes, according to Technology and Science Minister FELIX Mutati.
When fully utilized, the advances, according to Mr. Mutati, have the potential to generate employment.
And DOUGLAS SYAKALIMA, the minister of education, claimed that students now have a chance to put their ideas into practice thanks to the HAKAINDE HICHILEMA Innovation Fund.
Any ideas, according to Mr. SYAKALIMA, would receive full backing.
And YANG CHEN, vice president of Huawei for sub-Saharan Africa, vowed that his organization would promote the ideas made by Zambian students.
According to Mr. YANG, the organization also wants to make sure that ICTs are accessible in rural regions so that more students can participate in the HAKAINDE HICHILEMA Innovation Fund.
The HAKAINDE HICHILEMA Innovation Fund’s success, according to Chinese Ambassador to Zambia DU XIAOHUI, is a result of the countries’ respective leaders’ steadfast political leadership.
According to Mr. DU, China will help Zambia make sure that it uses advances.
Each of the 50 innovators from the various schools across the nation will get $1,000 to finish their prototypes.