Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska has challenged University of Lusaka PHD students to generate ideas that will help in addressing some of the challenges facing the country.
Dr. Msiska said the country will only appreciate the relevance of their education when they help to respond to the needs of the people.
He noted that new ideas are critical in enhancing the performance of the public sector.
The Secretary to the Cabinet was speaking when he made a presentation to 12 PHD students at the University of Lusaka(UNILUS).
He implored the students to broaden their scope of research so that they capture issues that will help the country to develop.
Dr. Msiska urged the students to take advantage of the existing challenges facing the country by generating solutions to the problems.
He cited the frequent outbreaks of cholera, disease burden and poverty as some of the problems that require new ideas in resolving them.
Dr. Msiska wondered why cholera cases should be recorded every year when solutions can be found to the cause of the outbreak.