BUSHENYI– The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Dr Monica Musenero has revealed that she has never seen the richness of Raw materials for herbal medicine like the ones found at Rukararwe Center in Bushenyi district.
The minister was officiating at the Herbal medicine symposium/exhibition on Tuesday 18th January 2022 at Rukararwe Gardens, Nyakabirizi in Bushenyi district. The symposium attracted hundreds of herbalists and experts from all parts of the country, especially Greater Bushenyi.
The minister said that Rukararwe is rich in raw materials and is a potential place for a clinical trial center for herbal medicine.
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Professor Patrick Ogwang, well known for having manufactured the renowned covidex said the future of health is going into organic medicine all over the world and people have now opted for natural solutions.
He commended the great work being done by Rukararwe arguing that they have got a variety of raw materials stressing that he even got some raw materials from the facility during his covidex manufacture.
Speaking at the function, Hon Mary Karooro Okurut the Special Presidential Advisor on Public Relations thanked the government of Uganda for having accepted to support herbal medicine.
The two day traditional medicine exhibition was organized by the Public Relations Office, Office of the president Led by Hon Mary Karooro Okurut in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, Science and Technology in partnership with Rukararwe partnership workshop for rural development.