Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic, Research and Innovation (DVC-ARI) at The Nelson Mandela African Institution of science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha, Prof. Antony Mshandete urges Water Laboratory Technicians to be more innovative in providing solution to challenges that faces Water sector in Tanzania.

Prof. Mshandete said so during the Opening Ceremony of a 5 day training on Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) which is conducted at the NM-AIST by the Ministry of Water in collaboration with the NM-AIST, from 8th to 12nd February, 2021. A total of 41 representatives of Water Technicians from 16 water labs of the Ministry of Water are participating.

In his speech Prof. Mshandete explained that one of the goals of the NM-AIST is to provide internationally competitive teaching and learning facilities to scientists and engineers so that they can become change makers by providing best services to the society and industry. Working with the Ministry of Water, marks another milestone towards the goal. Through such partnership we can drive solutions to a number of challenges associated with water quality in our communities.

“It is a great opportunity for you to get more knowledge concerning     Laboratory Management Information System, because I believe that

  you are going to improve the way water laboratories operates, in turn  you will be able  to provide best services to the society thereby  overcoming challenges facing water sector  “He said.

Prof. Mshandete added that, in ensuring the provision of quality  services, best practices on Laboratory Information Management  Systems should be adhered to. He highlighted that NM-AIST has best  laboratory facilities which can be very useful in ensuring

reliability of  safe and clean water to our communities. The institution operates  under open door policy to the Ministry and other partners who are  willing to use available facilities for best services to the industry and  society. Prof. Mshandete assured the participants to get all needed  support in terms of laboratory facilities and technical assistance from  water experts and researchers available at the NM-AIST.