Hard work pays -Chiwambo
The guest of honour was, a Polytechnic alumnus, Engineer Cassius Chiwambo who is now the Chief Mining Director in the Department of Mining under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining.
Chiwambo started by encouraging the students that no matter where they come from, as long as they work hard they could become important people in the society.
“If you cannot work hard in school other people can be calling you dumb or ignorant but I am telling you, whoever has managed to enter the doors of the Malawi Polytechnic, especially being able to be here and pursue engineering, that person is a genius,” he said.
In his remarks, the President of the Polytechnic MIE Chapter Chikumbutso Walani outlined some of the resolutions that were made at the Engineer’s Conference, which happens every year, hosted by the MIE board.
“Every engineer be it Civil, Mechanical, Mining, Mechanical or Bio Chemical is encouraged to be conversant with technology,” said Walani.
Also present was the former MIE Polytechnic President who is currently the Representative of Engineering Students, the International Youth Parliamentary Ambassador of Malawi, a third year Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering student Elisha Elshadai Kamanga.
Kamanga advised the students that they should be part of the population that brings solution to the problems the country is facing by designing tools that will change the world.
Commenting on the talk, two second year Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy Engineering students, David Kamphinda and Hassan Kwalenga respectively, shared the perspective that they had been highly invigorated by these talks which will motivate them to work extra hard in order to achieve higher even surpass Chiwambo.