A 1974 graduate, Jillian Chaguluka says research areas have not been good enough for the past 50 years.
“People have tried to come up with innovations but the country has not been forth coming to encourage them. There was a time some local person came up with a locally manufactured/designed a Rice Cooker. Where is that initiative, never encouraged by those in authority. Another person designed a mobile phone charger using a bicycle, what happened, ignored and idea not made use of. Yes, UNIMA has done well and shows a lot of impact of its existence in the country, but its products to some extent have lacked innovations. This is one reason Malawi continues to rug behind in technological innovations,” says Chaguluka, who graduated from Chancellor College with a diploma in education in 1974.
Chaguluka now works as executive director for Institute of People Management
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