NAIROBI: Kenya has made significant progress in scientific innovations as to accelerate social economic development in the country.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga commented that STI’s are the engine to a better Kenyan economy and will lead to the realization of the country’s Vision 2030.

“Science,technology and innovations are the engine to propel Kenya`s economy.They will catalyze the attainment of vision 2030 goals,” Odinga said.

He urged academic institutions to ensure that they nutrture creativity in young minds through the use of STI’s.

“There is need to harness the creativity of young minds.The youth are critical to shaping the future of this country.”

Margaret Kamar, Minister for Higher Education Science and Technology commented saying that STI’s will boost and modernize our societies and economies.

“It should be noted that science,technology and innovations upgrade and boost efficiency in the productive systems.They are crucial to modernization of societies.”

Crispus Kiamba, Permanent Secretary,Ministry of Higher Education,Science and Technology reckoned the need to popularize STI’s to the public and this will in turn accelerate social economic development in the country.

“We need to popularize the critical role of science,technology and innovations to the general public and make them appreciate their impact on livelihoods.”

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