It gave me immense pleasure to be at Albion Fisheries Research Centre, Albion for the launching of the first seaweed experimental farm in Mauritius. On this occasion a workshop is being held to train the local personnel and local fisherman community in seaweed farming. It is a pleasure to learn that the participants for the workshop include members of the public and private sectors as well as parastatal bodies, academia and very importantly the fisherman’s community. At the end of this workshop I understand that the stakeholders will acquire the basic skills involved from site selection for seaweed farming to setting up of a seaweed farm including farming methods, addressing problems (both social and environmental), working with communities and managing a seaweed farm. I have no doubt that with the commitment shown by the various institutions to this program a new industry will pave its way to contribute towards economic growth and a better livelihood especially for the coastal communities. I welcome this effort towards innovation and a new local industry. This is a first step in a new field. Good luck and success to all institutions involved in this exciting new endeavor !
- Rajesh Jeetah
- Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology
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I was very pleased to be there again to share with them this moment of celebration. Let me take this opportunity to wish both the MGI and the RTI good luck in their future endeavours. I also extend my best wishes to all students present in their future journey in life. Always remember that Education is a continuous process that goes on throughout life. Education opens up your mind for life-long learning. In developing your careers, continuous professional development is a must to enable you effectively contribute to the development to our country and this should be coupled with extra-curricular activities for the holistic development of the self. Congratulation to the staff and students as well as their family for their success.
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