Premier awards 145 innovators, students, teachers and researchers

Addis Ababa, November 18, 2017 (FBC) –During the 8th National Science and Technology Innovation award ceremony, PM Hailemariam Desalegn awarded 145 innovators, students, teachers and researchers for their outstanding contribution in technology and research.

After giving 29 gold, 50 silver and 66 bronze medals for the awardees today, Prime Minister Hailemariam said that Ethiopia’s ongoing economic growth is bringing about changes in the technology sector as well.

Encouraging innovations can make the country’s growth comprehensive as well as helps to inspire innovators for more successes, he stated.

The Premier finally called on the awardees to improve and advance their technological innovations so as to transform the livelihoods of farmers and the pastoral community.

Dr.Eng. Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Science and Technology said the country is building a school at Burayu area for students who have a special talent.

Moreover, designs to establish technology cafes in regional states have been finalized, he said.

Started in 2009, the National Science and Technology Innovation has so far awarded 1, 601 innovators.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat