Scientist Wants Biotechnology Bill Passed


viagra 100mg sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>This was revealed by the head of root crop program at the National unhealthy sans-serif; line-height: 200%; font-size: small;”>Crops Resources Research Institute based in Namulonge, Dr Titus Acaye while speaking to journalists on the new crop technologies in the country.

“The country immediately needs the law to help in deciding on the utilisation of the technology which they have managed to
develop from different institutions to enhance productivity and high yields,” Acaye said.

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He further observed that there are number of high tech equipments like the use of horizontal amino roof in investigating genes of cereals and others that they have proved to be more efficient in this country buy “need the law to put them to use”.

He noted that though the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are expensive, they are currently preferred because other alternatives for controlling pests and diseases have been exhaustively used and failed.

Last month, the bio-safety and biotechnology bill 2012 created a storm in parliament when most members rejected it on the very first day after being introduced to the house by the science and technology committee who had spent months researching and consulting different stakeholders.

The committee chaired by Hamson Obua of Ajuri County, recommended the passing of the bill saying that in the world of a changing environment and exploding population amidst limited resources, biosafety and biotechnology is a must.

After members disagreed with the position of the committee, the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, gave them one month to consult their constituencies and report back to parliament.

The ruling National Resistance Movement caucus chaired by president Museveni last week sat in State House Entebbe but did not reach a conclusion thus pushing the meeting to tomorrow, Tuesday, so as to bring on board scientists.


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