Iringa RC laud CDTI-Ruaha for the fight against stunting

22Jan 2022
The Guardian
Iringa RC laud CDTI-Ruaha for the fight against stunting

​​​​​​​AUTHORITIES in Iringa have commended the Development Training Institute (CDTI)-Ruaha for its efforts in the fight against stunting in the region.

Iringa Regional Commissioner, Queen Sendiga.

Iringa Regional Commissioner, Queen Sendiga made remarks yesterday when she officially opened an innovation symposium at the institute saying its efforts have been useful in fighting malnutrition.

The RC was represented by Iringa District Commissioner, Mohammed Moyo who said the institute has played a key role in preparing experts who have been crucial in the war against stunting.

“I’m impressed with the increase in number of students from 504 in 2021 to 6770 we believe that the experts from here will help in the fight against stunting,” he said.

According to the RC, the government was supporting efforts by the institute to make it important not only to the region, but to the nation as a whole.

He said the government will continue to support the institute's mostly on innovation by looking for more markets to let products which are produced by innovators from the institute.

The Principal for CDTI Iringa Godfrey Mafungu said the institute has been preparing experts to be innovative so that they employ themselves upon completion of their studies.

Mafungu said due to the innovation training being offered at the institute, students are able to overcome challenges which most of them face upon graduation.

The principal named some of the innovative programmes as construction of dams and fish ponds.