Tuesday, 12 February 2008
"No development without technological development", says Ethiopian PM
Nazret.com reports on a speech by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at a discussion programme organised by the Ethiopian Economic Association as part of a ten-day African Economic and Business Summit commencing on 1 February. In his presentation he emphasised that there could be no development without technological development. However, African nations faced many problems when acquiring technological skills and developing new products on the back of the existing technological base largely created in the developed world. The product of such work is unlikely to be patentable and any innovations that are made are vulnerable to the poaching of employees.