Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday accompanied Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni in the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the biological drugs and mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility in Matugga, Wakiso District, Uganda.
Ruto says the new commitment to buying locally manufactured vaccine doses at a large scale will ease African countries’ import bills, enhance their export earnings and sustainably boost the ordinary people’s health status.
“We are keen to building partnerships with other African countries to move the continent away from only packaging and labeling of drugs to the restructuring of its market to focus more on upstream production,” he said.
His Facebook page post recieved mixed reactions here are some of their comments.
Wuod Kadem says “Prices of basic commodities has skyrocketed in Kenya, huslers are really suffering from the increment of prices of basic household items without increment in income. Since introduction of curfew hours that start from 7am our house economy negatively effected. Our churches need to be opened to allow prayers and strict covide 19 containment measures,”
Opiyo Nick says “This is a good initiative it’s now a breath to students from biological sciences ,they would be able to secure jobs in that entity,”
Byegon says “Increasing 20% levy on almost everything is one way of making our lives harder. why would he do that despite the effects of corona on economy? why are banks deducting 20% on borrowed loans and interest on savings remained where it was? He should just finish and go or even resign tonight. Cant wait for 2022,”