Africa urged to invest more in scientific innovations

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has implored African countries to further invest in scientific innovations in order to expedite the continent's development.

Addressing delegates during a Transform Africa Summit 2023 opening ceremony in Victoria Falls yesterday, President Mnangagwa said African countries should work to bridge the scientific gap.

“Partnerships are essential for Africa to leap forward and build capabilities in science and technology. Equally, we must seamlessly integrate the frontier of science and technology with the unique needs and strategic socio-economic development goals of the continent and our respective nations", said President Mnangagwa.

The president has urged the continent to promote the use of green energy.

Meanwhile, African Heads of State attending the summit have rallied other leaders to intensify efforts towards digitalising continental economies in order to reduce trade barriers.

Addressing delegates during the summit opening ceremony Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi, and Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia called on African nations to collaborate more in reducing barriers hampering digital development on the continent.

Zimbabwe is hosting the sixth edition of the Transform Africa Summit, which ends tomorrow in the resort town.

The summit is Africa’s leading annual forum bringing together government and business leaders to collaborate on new ways of shaping, accelerating, and sustaining the continent's ongoing digital revolution.