The country is still waiting for #Covid-19 drug manufactured by a ‘boy’ from Busoga Opondo reminds Kadaga

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Ofwono Opondo

The government Spokesperson and Executive Director of Uganda Media Centre, Ofwono Opondo has asked  the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga where is the #Covid-19 vaccine as she promised last year.

During the plenary in March last year, Kadaga said that a local pharmaceutical company will start producing a cure for the coronavirus in two weeks’ time.

Kadaga’s statement sparked controversy among the population, came after meeting with Professor Sarfaraz Niazi, a scientist from the University of Illinois in the United States, and the proprietors of Dei Biopharma Uganda Limited.

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“A professor who manufactured the treatment for coronavirus in the U.S. and he has donated the patent to Uganda and within a fortnight, the treatment will be made here. It will be available on the market here, in Uganda. It’s being made by a company called Dei International. Not that we should be relaxed, but there’s hope.” she said then.

Yesterday Kadaga posted on her twitter handle about  Islamic Banking saying; “I have received 22 names of eminent Muslim scholars who have requisite skills in Islamic Banking. I have forwarded them to the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.”

However, in response to her Opondo came out and commented reminding her of the alleged cure of #Covid-19. “The country is still waiting for the #Covid19 drug manufactured by a ‘boy’ from Busoga you promised on the floor of Parliament last year to be available in two weeks” Opondo said

The two have been bickering on simple matters. In 2019 Kadaga complained about the supplementary budgets from State House and presidential donations, Opondo responded saying said should not bother anyone because they (Parliament) allocate themselves a lot of money.

Source – Eagle Online

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