PM Abiy Urges Innovators to Play their Part in Ethiopia’s Development Efforts - ENA English
PM Abiy Urges Innovators to Play their Part in Ethiopia’s Development Efforts
Addis Ababa May 22/2023(ENA):- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged innovators to exert efforts and play their part for the development of Ethiopia by effectively withstanding challenges they might encounter in the course of their activities.
Prime Minister Abiy has today officially launched the 3rd National Competition of Innovation in Addis Ababa.
The nationwide skill competition attracted young people with unique skills and abilities.
The participants are presenting their creative works at the competition organized by the Ministry of Labor and Skills will be held for the coming five days under the theme “Skill for Competitiveness”
Innovation workshops, panel discussions, and other related programs will be underway as part of the competition.
During the opening ceremony of the competition, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged innovators to exert effort and play their part in the development of Ethiopia by effectively withstanding challenges they might encounter in the course of their effort.
The premier stressed the need to increase the number of innovators and effectively use the available inputs as Ethiopia is endowed with abundant raw materials in all the economic sectors.
Noting that Ethiopia has been experiencing several problems, the premier urged innovators to exert the utmost efforts to ensure Ethiopia’s prosperity through solution oriented activities and withstanding challenges they may encounter.
“The innovation works displayed by young Ethiopian innovators here today demonstrates the fact that the efforts being carried out by the Ministry of Labor and Skills are encouraging. Ethiopia is a country with enormous problems. If we are willing to innovate in order to simplify the lives of the people by appreciating these challenges, Ethiopia is capable of providing full-fledged input to all the types of innovation works. However, despite Ethiopia having the ability to produce, it still imports from various countries for there are limitations in the number of people who are capable to innovate and make things simple. The main objective of this event is to reverse this limitation."
He said the competition program will play crucial role for young Ethiopians with skills and talents to demonstrate their capabilities and create market linkages.
The premier further stressed the need to strengthen innovative skills as Ethiopia has no shortages of inputs, urging innovators to use challenges as a springboard for their effective work.
Minister of Labor and Skills, Muferiat Kamil said Solution oriented technologies play a great deal of role in creating competitive economy and ensuring sustainable development.
According to her, Ministry of Labor and Skills has been carrying out enormous reform activities in order to modernize the technical and vocational sector.
The reforms have already been registering encouraging results, the minister added.