4 July 2013

Tanzania: Be Proud of Your Technological Advances, Africans Told

COMORO retired president Ahmed Abdallah Sambi has urged Africans to get rid of the feelings of being marginalised, saying the continent has made big and enviable technological advancements.

Mr Sambi, speaking at the 37th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF), he urged Africans to work together and exchange technological experiences for the social and economic prosperity of the continent.

He said technical experience exchange and sharing will help the continent advance in various sectors, especially in agriculture.

The former president visited the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) pavilion where he promised to link businesspeople from Tanzania with their Comorian counterparts.

"This is the time for Africans to stop feeling marginalize... from what I see here, we Africans have made big strides technologically and we should be proud of our achievement," Mr Sambi noted, describing DITF as the most impressed compared to other trade fairs he had visited.

Impressed by an incubator for prematurely born babies, an invention by VETA experts, the former president said the VETA invention was far better than the western countries'. He praised the invention, which is suitable for African environment. The incubator can detect when the baby is not feeling well and if it has urinated.

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