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November 13th, 2018 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

Legislators on the Parliamentary Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation have changed their positions on the GMO Bill and considered proposals suggested by President Museveni, Daily Monitor has established.

This comes after the President declined to sign the Bill into law in December 2017, citing lack of clarity in the legislation. Parliament had earlier on October 4, 2017, passed the Bill into an Act entitled the “Biosafety” Act, 2OI7.

The President in his four-page December 21, 2017 letter expressed concern that the law had in the first place not been clearly named, saying “Biosafety” means “genetic engineering.”
Mr Museveni also questioned the fate of ancient crops and livestock with unique genetic configuration that could be endangered with new scientific innovations if not well protected by a legal instrument. Read more