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Research in innovation, industrialisation cardinal – Mushimba

General News Research in innovation, industrialisation cardinal - Mushimba

Government has retaliated the need for research in innovation and industrialization by public.

Minister of Higher Education Enginer Brian Mushimba said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ndola district commissioner Antony Katongo during the 29th Copperbelt University (CBU) graduation ceremony for over one thousand graduating students held at Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola Friday.

Eng. Mushimba said scientific solutions are critical in situations such as the Covid19 pandemic that their contributions will be paramount in probiding economic solutions.

Eng. Mushimba noted that CBU has been a partner of the government in research and development as it has taken steps to domesticate aspirations contained in 7NDP and the vision 2030 within the university’s strategic plan.

“I note the commitment and passion the university has shown in the transformation of Mukuba University and establishment of Kapasa Makasa University into research and innovation centers. I have in the past bemoaned the lack of a strong scientific voice amongst the public especially in the light of the covid19 pandemic amongst public universities.” he said.

He added that the government is fully aware of the many challenges CBU is faced with but assured the university that it is putting necessary measures in place to address them as resources permit.

Eng. Mushimba also congratulated the graduating students and cautioned them to be exemplary in their behavior as their achievement meant a lot not only to themselves but the nation as a whole.

And CBU Vice Chancellor Prof. Naison Ngoma called on various stakeholders to partner with the university to help fulfill its role of teaching, research, community service, innovation and industrialization.


  1. You talk about industralisation when elections are around the corner …when you obtain loans via EXIM BANKS you are obligated to give the contracts to countries that issued the loans …surely how can you develop like that? Even that $30 million this dull moron Mushimba gave Ethiopian Airlines if he invested in R & D at UNZA and CB we would have seen fruits by now.
    Brian just sit down and shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Talk is just talk without action to back it up. How much money has gone towards scientific research and innovation since independence and what are the results so far?? Let’s get serious and try to develop at least even one therapy instead of deluding ourselves with talk but keep on lining up for medicines and vaccines from western research centers.

  3. The talk by Hon Minister Engineer Brian Mushimba are just empty words. This is one of the guys who have wasting money on Zambia Airways that will never be recovered, How can he be talking about research when many researched papers by Zambians are on shelves gaining dust. If that is not enough he should look in 4th, 5th & 6th NDP. Empty words.

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