news

Sept. 6, 2021

STAFF REPORTER

2 min read

Rapapa leads team formulating research, innovation policy

Rapapa leads team formulating research, innovation policy

Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Sam Rapapa

Story highlights

  • Policy to enhance economic growth and development
  • Minister pledged unwavering support to the team

Metro Radio Podcast

Catch our weekly audio broadcast every Friday only on Metro Radio Podcast News.

listen now

MINISTER of Communications, Science and Technology, Sam Rapapa on Monday welcomed a team of research and innovation experts who are going to assist in the formulation of a research and innovation policy in Lesotho.

In his welcoming remarks, he said the team will assist the country with the new ideas on how to improve new skills in order to enhance economic growth and national development.

Mr Rapapa said the research and innovation policy will help in among others the agricultural sector, but conceded that there would be challenges on the way since the new policy will entail new ideas.
The minister pledged his unwavering support to the team to ensure the success of the project.

“As experts on research and innovation, you are expected to provide technical support through the relevant policies which will enhance economic growth,'' he said.

The Coordinator of the Technical Assistance Unit (TAO), Alessandro Bello said they will be in the country for the next five days, adding that the plan is to meet different stakeholders like government ministries and departments as well as private sector to get their input on the formulation of the policy.
 

Enjoy our daily newsletter from today

Access exclusive newsletters, along with previews of new media releases.

The experts, he said will also source funds expected to carry the project forward.

Mr Bello believes that once in place, the policy will help improve the economy and national development.

The team consists of experts from the National University of Lesotho (NUL), Rwanda and a number of other countries. LeNA

Share the story

METRO WEATHER FORECAST