By ELIZABETH MIAE
STAFF members of the National Research Institute (NRI) have been challenged to do a little more in the New Year as representatives of the “think tank” for the nation.
Acting NRI director Dr Musawe Sinebare issued the challenge last Friday during the institute’s Christmas luncheon at its campus.
Dr Sinebare acknowledged the hard work done by the staff including researchers and the Australian volunteers for the year and urged them to do more next year.
He also thanked AusAID for the funding to upgrade the institute and supporting its (NRI) research programmes.
The institute went through a major facelift this year after more than 40 years since its inception .
The new infrastructure included the administration block, library, conference rooms and the book shop among others.
The development project was funded by AusAID at a cost of more than K7 million.
On a more challenging note, chairman of the NRI council Sir Henry Chow told staff and stakeholders present that the council could only lay down the policies and it was up to them to implement it.