SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUST BE AT THE CENTER OF GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT AGENDA -DSAT
Written by newsroom on July 14, 2020
A not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote science communication and advocacy has encouraged the government to put science and technology at the center of its development if Covid-19 is to be managed.
Dziwa Science and Technology Trust (DSAT) executive director Veronica Mwaba says the government must create a stimulus package for internet equipment to allow locally based scientists conduct their research without any difficulties.
Mr Mwaba observes that being practical is better than being reactive in the fight against Covid-19.
She says Covid 19 has devastated economies as well as humans and that the country will lack if it does not invest in science education.
Ms Mwaba adds that the pandemic has taught countries and individuals many lessons that need to be seriously taken care of.
She says there is a need to build confidence amongst health workers by providing necessary equipment if progress is to be made in the fight against the pandemic while adapting to the new normal.
And Ms Mwaba says it is impressive to note that the country has not imported any professionals to help with the covid situation as the Ministry of Health is up to the task.