Prime Minister urges Engineers to uphold professionalism
Written by: Daniel Tuyizere
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017, 18:15
While opening the Africa engineering conference themed “Effective Waste Management in Africa” Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Dr Edouard Ngirente has said that this year’s conference comes at time when the African cities are rapidly growing generating big amount of waste.
Dr Ngirente emphasised that sustainable development of this engineering profession needs strong measures.
“Strong measures are needed for adequate and sustainable development of this critical sector of human existence and well-being. Science and technology have always been some of the strongest pillars of prosperity and development,” noted Dr Ngirente.
He also called on the engineers to uphold professionalism, build and consolidate true values and ethics expected from engineering profession.
The conference is expected to draw attention to the current diverse challenges of waste management in Africa and to consider the prospects for adequate, reliable and sustainable development of this critical sector of human existence and well-being as the Continent rapidly urbanises.
The conference has brought together over 1,000 local and international delegates including Engineers, consultants, industrialists, economists, development partners, policy makers, academia and civil society in general from the African Continent and beyond.
According to experts, addressing waste management in Africa’s fast growing cities will require innovative engineering and technology-based solutions.
This 2nd Africa Engineering Conference is also a part of the 4th UNESCO–Africa Engineering Week, is to be held in Kigali from the 25th to 29th September 2017.