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India grants USD1.3m for Arusha ICT centre

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  1. BabuK

    BabuK JF-Expert Member

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    India has granted Tanzania USD1.3 million for financing an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Resource Centre in Arusha region.
    Minister for Communications, Science and Technology Prof Makame Mbarawa told The Guardian in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the government of India approved it during a bilateral meeting between Indian Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences Vilas Rao Deshmukh and Prof Mbawara including senior officials in the ministry.
    The ICT resource centre will be constructed at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha region and will be for assisting the development of science and technology in the country and the East African region.
    "As I speak to you, the main goal for establishing the ICT resource centre is to ensure world-class teaching and learning, research and innovation as well as public services that will meet the needs and address the problems of our society and local industries through the application of modern ICT resources and services," he said.
    It will also improve educational and research delivery capacity and capability of the NM-AIST through exploitation of the ICT potential, resources and services.
    "As Tanzania, we express our sincere thanks to the government of India for this generous grant that will help NM-AIST develop the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists in Tanzania as well as East African countries," said Prof Mbawara.
    The NM-AIST is part of the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AIST) established to train and develop the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists.
    He said the essence of the AIST concept was development of local science, technology and innovation (STI) capacity to harness the resources of nature, including human capital for the sustainable socio-economic development of Tanzania, East Africa and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) generally.
    For his part, Rao Deshmukh said he would like to inform the government including Tanzanians that a proposal at (MN-AIST) in Arusha had been approved by the government of India.
    Through this generous grant, Tanzania will manage to train and develop the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists and strengthen friendly relations for mutual benefits of the two countries and their peoples.
    "Tanzania and India have strong bilateral relations that is why I'm here today to participate in the 50th independence anniversary," he noted.
    Indian High Commissioner to Tanzania Kocheril Velayudhan Bhagirath said Rao Deshmukh was in Tanzania to participate in the 50th independence anniversary that would take place today.
    He noted that he was nominated by the Indian Prime Minister to represent India and hoped the grant would be used as intended to help Tanzania bring about sustainable development in the advancement of science and technology as well as East African region.

  2. the grate

    the grate JF-Expert Member

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    thats gud
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    tuombe Mungu pesa isije ikaishia kwenye midomo ya wakubwa ..hali ni mbaya sana no one is serious now days..