Why Covid-19 mice cost Shs8m each

The Minister for science and Technology, Dr Monica Musenero pictured on November 26, 2021appearing before the Select Committee of Parliament that is investigating allegations that she misused Shs31 billion meant to facilitate the development of a local Covid-19 vaccine. PHOTO/ ARTHUR WADERO

What you need to know:

  • What science has done is to go into the lab and genetically engineer these mice. 

The Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Monica Musenero, said the mice meant to facilitate the development of a locally made Covid-19 vaccine cost the government Shs8 million each because they on high demand.

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