FIGHT INTRIGUE , ACENG TELL NEW BOARD CHAIRPERSON HON . BITEKYEREEZO

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By Kabuye Ronald

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has lashed at National Drug Authority (NDA) over the intrigue, infighting instead of rendering services that public require from them.

Aceng made the remarks at the swearing in ceremony of the new NDA board at Wandegeya chaired by the former Mbarara Municipality Member of Parliament Dr.Medard Bitekyerezo and other 19 members.

Aceng said that in the one year the authority has spent without a board following the firing of Dr.Gordon Ssematiko a lot as gone wrong thus appealing to the new board to execute their duties diligently by embracing team work.

“What we in the ministry of health want to see in NDA among authority members and management is love, care, harmony and team work but if there is intrigue among you, will do nothing since you direct your energy towards intrigue” said Aceng.

Meanwhile the new chairperson Dr.Medard Bitekyerezo, has pointed out five issues he is to start with and these include scrapping off all counterfeit drugs off the market, everyone will be required to fulfill the perquisite before opening up a drug shop, vigilance in supervision and all pharmacies must have at least a sitting pharmacist since they are aware that some pharmacy technicians use academic papers of fresh makerere graduates.

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