State Minister for Animal Resources, Joy Kabatsi, has inaugurated a seven member board for Uganda Veterinarians, calling them to be quick in supporting cabinet to transfer veterinary drugs from the National medical stores to the ministry of agriculture.
The Board which has not been in place for three years is chaired by Dr. John Nuwagaba.
The board inaugurated at the ministry of agriculture offices in Entebbe its other members on the board include; Kiconco Doris, Nambasa Magembe Kasirye, Sam Okech, and Dr. Mukasa Lugya.
Kabatsi who inaugurated the Board charged members with work improving the animal sector focusing more on increasing beef export.
She told the new members that the veterinary profession has got issues but with the new board in place, the sector would record tremendous progress in solving issues affecting the sector within a short period of time.
Kabatsi urged the new board to draft a cabinet paper to support the president`s directive to have all veterinary drugs inspected by the ministry of agriculture not national drug authority.
Dr. Nuwagaba, the new board chairman said his team is going to ensure that all animal diseases are given a solution in a short time to address the problem of foot and mouth disease.
He said one of his tasks is to promote professionalism and ethics among veterinarians, adding that he intends to improve the welfare of veterinarians, and will be able to achieve this through working closely with the ministry.