President Museveni, VP Ruto Launch Vaccine Factory Construction

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni together with the Vice President of Kenya William Ruto yesterday held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a Covid19 factory for Dei Biopharmaceutical group in Matuga, Wakiso District.

The facility, a brainchild of Mathias Magoola and funded by Equity Bank Ltd will focus on applying biotechnology to solve the health challenges of humanity through the creation of novel drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.

The economy of diseases, germs protozoa, etc, all our health problems are also economic opportunities being taken advantage of by others. Africans are totally absent. That is why we have a shortage of vaccines in the whole of Africa. This facility has come at the right time.

Africa is unrivaled in biodiversity. One of our scientists (Prof. Ogwang) produced something for Corona. There are so many things here. There is a lot of medicine in plants. It is very reassuring that the likes of Ogwang and Magoola are turning Africa’s medical challenges around.

President Museveni also took the opportunity to warn Ugandans against careless behaviour such as gathering in huge numbers in the light of Covid19 just as they had done to greet him on his way to the ceremony urging them to take caution by following government issued SOPs.

Steve Mungereza
Steve Mungereza
Sociopolitical Analyst. Coverage of National and Regional news stories.
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