New NIRDA boss commits to accelerated research for industrial growth

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On 12 September 2017 at 08:52
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The new National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) Director General, Pichette Kampeta Sayinzoga has said that she will summon all possible initiatives to provide what Rwandans expect from them.
Kampeta who was speaking during the handover ceremony as she received instruments of office from the outgoing NIRDA Director General, Dr. Joseph Mungarulir. said that she will collaborate with other stakeholders to work and enable the country attain the targeted industrial (...)

The new National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) Director General, Pichette Kampeta Sayinzoga has said that she will summon all possible initiatives to provide what Rwandans expect from them.

Kampeta who was speaking during the handover ceremony as she received instruments of office from the outgoing NIRDA Director General, Dr. Joseph Mungarulir.
said that she will collaborate with other stakeholders to work and enable the country attain the targeted industrial development.

“My opportune is that I enter this body during the setting up of the 2050 vision. We are putting in place new measures that will help us to achieve the county’s development. My responsibilities are to contributing to proper understanding and recommending appropriate strategies, through research, that will drive and lead to attainment of the country’s industrial development,” she said.

She said that the initial approaches will involve putting together qualified researchers, build their capacities, and establish competitive approaches to tackling industrial bottlenecks..

Trade and Industry minister, Vincent Munyeshyaka advised incoming leaders to understand the vision of development for them to enable the body achieve targeted industrial development.

“My advice is that we all get to have a common understanding of the industrial targets and work towards achieving them,” he advised. NIRDA was set up in 2013 replacing Institute of Science and Technological Research (IRST). It works under the ministry of Trade and Industry.


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