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November 24th, 2015 / New Vision, Uganda

thumb.aspx B4FA Fellow Christopher Bendana reports: Vice President Edward Kiwaunka Sekandi has called upon Parliament to pass the Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill 2012. The Bill in meant to provide a regulatory framework to ensure safety in research and development of modern biotechnology in Uganda. Sekandi said that genetic engineering; a modern type of biotechnology had provided benefits to countries like Burkina Faso and Argentina. “For Uganda to maximally but safely benefit from it too, we need the proposed law to be passed such that we regulate what benefits we want and leave out what we do not want as a country,” Sekandi said. Read more