The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) Council, led by President Eng. Abel Ng'andu today paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Hon. Eng. Elias Mubanga.
The Minister thanked Council for the gesture and emphasised on the need for his Ministry and EIZ to collaborate closely to help Government achieve economic growth in accordance with the UPND Alliance Manifesto.
The Minister also raised the following issues:
1. Local engineering Professionals should be part of the entire project formulation process right from inception and ensure that artisans are fully involved in the entire project value chain
2. The Ministry is relooking at the viability of reviving the Mining training facilities in order to uplift skills training in the country.
3. The Minister encouraged the delegation to ensure that EIZ covers the whole country, especially rural areas in terms of its activities