Friday, 15 August 2008

Technician puts queries on DIT invention claim

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

A Mwanza City based electrical technician has accused Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) of copying a technological device he invented to protect power transformers from vandalism and thunderstorms.

Gratian Ndyamukama said yesterday that he was surprised to hear his son based in Dar es Salaam informing him that he saw the DIT lecturers bragging on a television program that the institute had invented the technology he christened Transformer Security Protection (TSP).

Popping into this newspaper's offices here to see the story for himself from the newsroom file, he said he had since 2006 sold the idea to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals seeking support to set up a manufacturing unit for it.

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