Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Agnes NyaLonje, says Government, through her Ministry, is committed to supporting young people innovation as a way to boost socio-economic development in the country in line with the Malawi 2063 (MW2063).
The Minister made the remarks Wednesday during the 2021 Young Innovators Awards held at the Ministry of Education headquarters in Lilongwe.
NyaLonje emphasised that the initiatives taking place at her Ministry will motivate young people to see visions and learn new ideas which will bring new developments to the country thereby achieving the MW2063 implementation.
“As we are fully aware, Malawi is a young peoples country, commercialized with a digital world, there is a need for innovation exo system which helps improve the well being of people on a daily basis” said Nyalonje.
Meanwhile the Minister has commended the top 3 young innovators for complimenting efforts in innovating the gadgets, saying this will help in the countrys development activities.
The top three innovators are Kelvin Khauke from Lilongwe Technical College who has made an electric powered maize shelling machine, Astonie Mukiwa from Malawi University of Science and Technology( MUST) who innovated parliamentary sessions tracking tool, and Ruth Mtuwa from MUST who has innovated low cost IoT-based infant health monitoring system for monitoring the condition of infants.