MPs vow to educate Museveni on GMO bill

MPs vow to educate Museveni on GMO bill

The chairperson of the committee of science and technology Robert Sekitoleko says MPs will educate the President on the specific clauses in the GMO bill that the head of state is opposed to. President Museveni refused last week to assent to the National Biotechnology and Biosafety bill 2012. Museveni has an issue with the award […]

Uganda is ready for GMOs – says NARO

Uganda is ready for GMOs – says NARO

Close to five years of being on the shelves of Uganda’s Parliament, lawmakers have finally passed the Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill into law which signals the country’s journey to transforming its food and agriculture sector from small scale rudimentary to large scale and purposeful production, National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) said. Dr Imelda Kashaija, deputy […]

‘GM foods will maim and kill Ugandans’, activists tell MPs as controversial debate resumes

‘GM foods will maim and kill Ugandans’, activists tell MPs as controversial debate resumes

As members of Parliament on Wednesday resume the debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), sharp criticism has emerged with the public fighting against the passing of the bill into law. The Science and Technology committee that resumed Wednesday with a public hearing were informed by the Pan African Club, the lead critics of the bill […]