The Minister for science and Technology Dr Monica Musenero has confirmed and defended the special rats that will cost Shs.8 Million each.

The rats are meant to be used in the development efforts to generate a local covid-19 vaccine.

Appearing before the select committee of Parliament last evening that is currently investigating allegations that she misused Shs.31 Billion meant to facilitate the development of a local covid-19 vaccine, Dr Musenero said the high cost of the mice is due to their scarcity and high demand on the market.

The revelation came to the fore as Dr Musenero responded to allegations raised against her by the Ntungamo municipality lawmaker, Mr. Yona Musinguzi over fortnight ago indicating that she misused Shs31 billion meant to support the development of a local vaccine. END.

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