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Aronda Lobbies For New Analytical Laboratory

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Appearing before the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee chaired by the Kapelebyong County MP Peter Emmanuel Eriaku, Aronda argued that even the current analytical Laboratory is poorly facilitated and needs
serious attention if it has to perform as expected.


He cited a case where the late Butaleja district lawmaker, Cerinah Nebanda’s body samples were taken to South Africa for post-mortem, which would have possibly been done in Uganda.


“Laboratories conduct massive work which requires a lot of funds,” he noted but declined to comment where this situation of allocating meagre resources has placed Uganda in terms of development.


He added: “The equipment used in these laboratories is also very old yet cases of DNA and quality control are needed to avoid costs of taking samples abroad.”


The Laboratory got Shs 1bn as its development budget last year but the ministry seeks for Shs 7bn the next financial year to run the lab’s activities effectively.


The Minister, however, wants all security organs under the ministry of Internal Affairs like police to get a separate budget for easy monitoring.

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