Ministry of Environment Science &Technology
The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST) exists to establish a strong national scientific and technological base for accelerated sustainable development of the country to enhance the quality of life for all. 1.3 Objectives The overall objective of MEST is to ensure accelerated socio-economic development of the nation through the formulation of sound policies and a regulatory frame work to promote the use of appropriate environmentally friend, scientific and technological practices and techniques. Specific medium-term objectives are: (I) The intensification of the application of safe and sound environmental practices; (II) The development and promotion of a science and technology culture at all levels of society. (III) The development of the sector’s institutionalised delivery capacities in human resource management, infrastructure and plant/equipment through appropriate policies and legislation. (IV) The promotion of public demand for science and technology products and services; (V) The encouragement and strengthening of compliance of human settlements standards in communities; (VI) The strengthening of linkages with local and international collaborating agencies; (VII) The promotion, co-ordination and evaluation of resMinistry of Environment & Science..