Ugandan President wants GMO Bill passed

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus to meet, discuss and finally pass the nation’s long-stalled Genetic Engineering Regulatory Bill.

The move marks an abrupt about-face for Museveni, who previously twice refused to sign bills approved by Parliament that would regulate the process of genetic engineering.

But last week, at a meeting with the influential Presidential Investors Round Table at the State House in Entebbe, Museveni asked the minister for Investment and Privatization and the NRM chief whip in Parliament to convene a meeting of the NRM party members at the earliest opportunity to support the bill.

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