Zambia needs to invest heavily in science and technology if the country is to see meaningful development and reduce poverty, a former civic leader said on Friday.
China, he said, has managed to significantly reduce poverty and enhanced development over the years due to, among other reasons, its decision to embrace science and technology.
Potipher Tembo, a former deputy mayor of Lusaka, the Zambian capital, said one of the secrets of China’s advancement in its development has been its seriousness in science and technology.
“China has managed to fight poverty and removed millions of its people from poverty because of various programs put in place by the authorities. One of them is investment in science and technology,” he said in an interview.
According to him, China was headed for higher development because its investment in science and technology was increasing by the day.
“We need to come up with many science universities that will impart scientific knowledge into young people,” he added.
China, he said, has managed to lift its citizens from poverty also because of encouraging hard work and discipline. Enditem