KIU, Main Campus- President Yoweri K. Museveni met with the Chinese Sinovac biotech company through their Ugandan Representative Philip Ruan at State House, Entebbe, with the company pledging to construct a Vaccine and Biotech Centre in Uganda.
"I received a team from the international vaccine/biotech company @Sinovac through their Ugandan Representative Mr Philip Ruan. The company plans to work with the government to establish a vaccine and biotech centre in Uganda," Museveni tweeted on Monday.
Supporting and welcoming this idea, Museveni revealed that the Vaccine and Biotech Centre will be for use by Uganda and East Africa at large.
"With this centre, we shall achieve vaccine security and independence for both Uganda and the region," he added.
The pharmaceuticals will give solutions to Uganda and Africa at large in terms of providing medicine and vaccines.
The new development comes in months after the Ministry of Health declared the country COVID-19 free.
However, the Ministry of Health continues to urge Ugandans to visit various health facilities and get vaccines/ booster shots against COVID-19.
"Remember - Vaccination saves lives, protects communities and health systems!"