By Justina Onguto
The Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa (MP), and a distinguished alumnus of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) has graced the University pavilion at the renowned Sabasaba grounds on 5th July, 2023, and commended the institution for its worthwhile research and innovation projects.
UDSM Deputy Vice Chancellor-Planning, Administration and Finance, Prof. Bernadeta Killian and other University leaders explained to the Prime Minister about the various research projects, academic programmes and other services offered by UDSM.
The Prime Minister's visit served as a testament to the significance of the research and innovations being conducted by our esteemed University, aimed at addressing various challenges facing our Nation.
During his visit, Hon. Majaliwa had the opportunity to witness firsthand the cutting-edge research projects and innovative solutions developed by our talented students and faculty members. These endeavors are specifically designed to tackle critical issues that have been hindering progress and development in Tanzania.
The Prime Minister's presence at our pavilion highlighted the importance placed on research and innovation in driving positive change in our country. It was an acknowledgement of the critical role that UDSM, as a leading academic institution, plays in fostering scientific advancements and technological breakthroughs.
The showcased researches and innovations captivated the Prime Minister's attention, demonstrating their potential to address some of the most pressing challenges in Tanzania. From sustainable agricultural practices to renewable energy solutions, from healthcare advancements to mineral resource management techniques, the projects presented an array of practical and impactful ideas.
The Prime Minister's visit not only honored the efforts of our researchers and innovators but also emphasized the government's commitment to supporting scientific advancements and promoting collaboration between academia and industry. It served as a strong encouragement for the university to continue its pursuit of excellence in research and innovation, aiming to contribute significantly to the nation's development agenda.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister's engagement with the research community and his keen interest in their work showcased his dedication to evidence-based policymaking and his vision for a prosperous Tanzania. It was evident that he recognized the power of knowledge and the potential it holds in driving sustainable socio-economic growth.
Overall, the visit of Hon. Majaliwa Majaliwa to our pavilion at the Sabasaba grounds was a moment of pride and inspiration for the entire university community. It affirmed the significance of research and innovation in addressing the challenges faced by our nation and encouraged us to strive for even greater achievements in the pursuit of a better future for Tanzania.