The Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology is currently conducting public consultations on Bio-safety and Biotechnology bill 2012 and is expected to report back to the House in 48 days. The bill is contentious because, in current form, it will pave way for mass introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Uganda – under the pretext of saving Uganda from food insecurity!
Few months ago Uganda launched 2040 Vision. The document is imaginative but weak on benchmark drivers to achieving an integrated first world economy by 2040. For example, the role of knowledge is not clearly articulated. In all developed nations on earth, Think tanks are bedrocks of knowledge agenda.
Instead of reaching out to each other, we are stealing from each other. What a paradox! What is happening to value systems of this great land? On Monday 3rdDecember 2012, The New Vision cover page headlines can shock a visitor to death, but are only telling for a resident –for corruption stories are sadly becoming a way of life in this Country.