Ugandan leaders passes a resolution demanding the enactment of the biotechnology and biosafety law

OFAB Uganda

February 2017

Members of the Science and Technology Committee of Parliament – Uganda

Following sensitization from Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Uganda chapter on the benefits of biotechnology to the Ugandan economy and improving livelihoods of farmers, Ugandan leaders have passed a resolution demanding the enactment of the biotechnology and biosafety law.

The chairperson and members of the science and technology committee of parliament present at the workshop pledged to fast track the biotechnology and biosafety bill before parliament after they understood what GMOs are, why we need them and why we need a regulation.

Similarly, OFAB was requested by Hon Ruth and others to hold OFAB sensitization forums in their constituencies.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye also pledged his commitment to the Bill and tasked OFAB to step up sensitization since the nation is based on democracy — noting that he will bring the activists on the table to understand the technology and why Uganda needs it.

 

 

 

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