Speaking during a ceremony held at the Polytechnic in Blantyre, MIE president Dr Matthews Mtumbuka said the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s engineers appreciate KululangaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s distinguished contribution to the engineering profession and through that to the entire country.
MIE also praised Kululanga for scooping a Best Publication Award from the Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architecture Management for a paper that he jointly authored with Dr. Witness Kuotcha, titled Measuring Project Risk Management Process for Construction Contractors with Statement Indicators Linked to Numerical Scores.
Mtumbuka said the Principal Secretary for Economic Planning recently revealed that out of the nine major themes of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS), six of them are directly linked with and directly dependent on the engineering practice.
“This revelation magnified the need for having well-trained and highly skilled engineers in Malawi. This revelation also amplified MalawiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s appetite for engineering research. And this is where we find Professor KululangaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s zeal to advance engineering teaching and research very topical, relevant and important for current needs of our nation. MIE would like to salute Professor Kululanga for this unique and significant contribution that he continues to make to the Malawi nation,” said Mtumbuka.
He encouraged other engineers to emulate KululangaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exploits.
Kululanga thanked MIE for recognising his achievements.
He described himself as not being extraordinary, arguing that everyone can achieve his exploits so long as they are disciplined.