Joy Rocks Maasai Mara University as MOU on the construction of the African Botanical Joint Research Laboratory is Signed.
Delight rocks entirety of Maasai Mara University after successful signing of a long awaited Memorandum of Agreement on Collaboration in the African Botanical Joint Research Laboratory within the institution’s environs. The MOU is set to spearhead the construction of a factory that will process herbal products, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, nutrition etc.
The historic event took place on Thursday afternoon, 13th December 2018 at Serena Hotel Nairobi where three parties were involved: 1. Maasai Mara University 2.Botanic Diamonds Company Limited and 3, the Sino-African Joint Research Center, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Maasai Mara University was represented by some Members of the University Council led by the Council Chairman Dr. Samuel Agonda Ochola and University Management team led by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary Walingo.
The Ministry of Education was also represented by Prof. A Mohammed who assured the Mara Varsity that the government recognizes the notable steps it has taken to enhance its quest for value addition regarding medicinal plants. He added that President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Education Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed have welcomed collaborations and projects that are hatched by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
The President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Dr. Chunli Bai spiced the memorable occasion citing that establishing a masterpiece Botanical Garden and processing plant at Maasai Mara University was strategic. He affirmed that the achievement will woo thousands of tourist not only to attest to the flora and fauna of the Seventh Wonder of the World, that is the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, but also to enjoy the research prowess at Maasai Mara University.
A joint discussion at Maasai Mara University one day ago prior to today’s signing of the MOU revealed that the MOU is likely to bring to reality the actualization of academic dreams of 25 undergraduate students annually through sponsorship with Kenya Shillings one million every year.