About Us      ICT Centers      Contacts      Staff      Blog      Webmail      Events & Functions      Survey      Facts or Myths Exchange Rate  


Perspective of the World from Western Kenya
The West Is Rising...
  Home      Programmes      Classified Ads      Downloads      Top Stories      Music Downloads      Photo Gallery     
  |    |    |  
    Search:  
Sponsored Tweets
Get your copy of The Weekly Western Chronicle at only Ksh40  |  Are you a Kenyan living in the USA or UK, listen to West Fm free via your phone. Dial US: 213 493 0195 UK: 020 3519 3770  |  We appreciate sharing of information, we do not condone plagiarism of our work.  |  
Kapchorua Tea Company 200.00  |  Williamson Tea Kenya 396.00   |  Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd. 53.00  |  Safaricom Ltd. 15.20  |  Uchumi Supermarket 0.50  |  Mumias Sugar Company Ltd. 2.00  |   EA Breweries 290.00  |   Cooperative Bank 20.50  |  Kenya Airways 6.60  |   CFC Stanbic 94.0  |  
ON FACEBOOK
MKANYAGANO - 10TH TO 11TH MAR 2012 ONE.

More Podcasts

WEST FM EDITORIAL
The future of Kenya is in the hands of Kenyans
Crackdown on illicit liquor should be carried out within the law
Where and how does your County fare in receiving public resources through the semi-autonomous government agencies?
PICK OF THE WEEK
Kenya Airways records Sh 25.7 billion loss
Jehovah Wanyonyi goes missing amid reports that he died at his Soy home
NFD donates equipment worth Ksh 0.8 Million to persons living with disability in Lugari,Likuyani
OPINION & EDITORIAL
NYS saga yet another indication that we are not ready to fight graft
Kenyas war on illicit liquor
Youth radicalization by Al Shabaab should be treated with extra caution
PICK OF THE DAY
Waiguru must step aside over corruption, Wetangula demands
Westgate Mall reopens two year later
Kenya reminded to uphold its commitment to press freedom
SPORTS NEWS
St Anthony, Kaloleni Girls disqualified from national championships
Man United beats Barcelona in pre-season friendly match.
Harambee Stars to battle it out against Mauritius in 2018 world cup qualifiers
LIFESTYLE
When love becomes a crime
A third chance in life for Audrey Safari Chemosit
Men's perspective of a woman's life
WESTERN AND NORTH RIFT FACTS
Bungoma county urged to develop Daraja-Mungu tourist site
The rocks with hope
Why Luhyas should forget 2017 presidency
Program Line Up
Monday 03 August 2015
05:00 - 09:00 Amka na West FM
05:55 - 06:00 WEATHER FORECAST
06:00 - 06:30 AMKA NA B.B.C
06:30 - 06:45 TAHARIRI
06:45 - 07:00 UCHAMBUZI WA MAGAZETI
07:00 - 07:10 NEWS BULLETIN
07:10 - 07:15 HUDUMA NA MAADILI
09:00 - 09:15 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
09:15 - 11:00 SWALA NYETI
10:00 - 10:15 NEWS BRIEFS
10:15 - 10:20 BUSINESS NEWS
11:00 - 01:00 KATA JASHO
11:00 - 11:05 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
11:30 - 11:35 SPORTS NEWS
Full Program Line Up



PM calls for increased innovation through value addition

Written by PMPS
2012-05-07 16:06:00
Read 695 Times
Bookmark and Share

Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called on African countries to add value to the natural resources on the continent by processing them into products that fetch high values.

Noting that Africa is endowed with enormous natural resources including oil, natural gas, gold, copper and iron ore the PM emphasized that Africa should stop simply exporting natural resources and instead process them as value addition.

He challenged young people to take risks and come up with new innovations citing the mobile money transfer, a Kenyan innovation, as case in point where fresh ground was broken with phenomenal success.

Dr. Odinga was speaking on Monday at the opening ceremony for the first Science, Technology and Innovation week at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi.

Saying innovation is a catalyst for change, the Premier challenged the young people who want to innovate and invent to seize the opportunities abound in Africa to bring positive change on the continent. He added that even natural calamities like floods could be stemmed and at the same time be turned into avenues of prosperity.

He said, “With a bit of engineering, we can better control the flow of rain waters and even save them for the coming dry season.”

Noting the same ingenuity could be extended to other areas, Dr. Odinga expressed confidence that with the level of education in the country, Kenyans should for instance be able to invent and install a device that protects electricity transformers from bare-handed barely educated thieves.

He added, “We can create hundreds of thousands of jobs for our young people by applying a bit of advanced science in our Agriculture, we can stop degradation of the soil and enrich its fertility by rejuvenating native insects and bacteria.”

The PM appealed to large institutions to take up the innovations and inventions from young Kenyans and even consider adopting a few.

Saying the government is strongly committed to science, technology and innovation the Prime Minister disclosed that the government is in the final stage of preparation for a policy that will integrate all available science, technology and innovation capacities into national development agenda.

“The government is also developing a robust legislative and institutional framework to promote biosciences development and nuclear science and technology,” he said.

Dr. Odinga urged academic institutions to place a high premium on regional and international collaboration saying they should benchmark their academic standards to the best practices in the world.

He further encouraged the academic institutions and private businesses to forge a closer partnership in advancing technologies, noting a number of global corporations with the most advanced research capability and huge financial resources are now locating their regional headquarters in Kenya.

He added, “We now have a Public-Private Partnership policy and are keen to apply it to collaborate with science and technology.”

The Premier said there was need to upgrade the National Council for Science and Technology into a Commission with a mandate to oversee the national innovation system and improve the coordination between various actors.

Switch to Our Mobile Site



Other Related Stories
Game rangers lauded for good work as world marks rangers’ day
Health officers order school closure, cite to lack of basic facilities
Ruto tells pastoralist communities to ditch cattle rustling
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta launches Association for Governors' spouses
Student nursing serious injuries after attack by thugs
Parents protest mismanagement of CDF funds
Two senior officers in agriculture department to be suspended for abuse of office in Vihiga County
Bungoma leaders defend Lusaka over alleged loss of Ksh 1 Billion
Government donates Ksh 1.6 Million worth items to the disabled in Vihiga
Kimilili MCA heckled as Eugene Wamalwa receives a heroic welcome
Bees interrupt business at Likuyani
Matatu operators force police to remove roadblocks at Olepito, Busia
Diani beach,Maasai mara voted Africa’s best
A decomposing body of a man found in his house in Lugari
Bungoma chief officer dies in grisly road accident
Kenya signs Ksh 34 Billion agreement with Italian banks for construction of dam
Veteran comedian Mzee Ojwang's sun sets




LATEST NEWS
Game rangers lauded for good work as world marks rangers’ day
Health officers order school closure, cite to lack of basic facilities
Ruto tells pastoralist communities to ditch cattle rustling
BUSINESS NEWS
EABL records 40% increase in net profits
KCB registers high pre-tax profit
West Pokot governor calls on Kenya and Uganda to embrace cross border trade
COUNTY REGIONAL NEWS
Give current leaders time to deliver- Bungoma Women Rep
Dissolve parallel councils to forge unity, elders told
Two senior officers in agriculture department to be suspended for abuse of office in Vihiga County
FUNNY BUT TRUE
Motorbike mechanics get a rare refreshment treat from boda boda operators
Madman burns 9 shops at Maraba market in Tindiret
A driver found committing bestiality with a cow in Saboti
ENVIRONMENT
Kenya launches electronic waste implementing tool kit
Passionate environmentalist reaps big from tree nursery
Climate change information awareness increases in Kenya
MUSIC SPOTLIGHT
Music festivals kick off at St Luke’s Kimilili Boys high school
A Rift Valley based vernacular musician emerges as the highly paid
A class 8 pupil urges parents to nurture talents of their children

WEST DATA - WEATHER
Kapsabet H30° L17°

Nairobi H 26° L13°

Mombasa H34° L25°

Busia H30° L15°

Kitale H25° L11°

Vihiga H30° L17°

Webuye H30° L17°

Kapenguria H27° L13°

Kakamega H30° L17°

Kisumu H30° L17°

Lodwar H33° L26°

Eldoret H25° L11°

Bungoma H30° L17°


West FM Survey


Username:
Password:


More Videos


© Copyright 2014. WestFM. All Rights Reserved.