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TITLE:  GOVT REFUSES IDP SEED DONATIONS

SOURCE: The New Vision, Uganda

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URL:    http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/16/574655

DATE:   06.07.2007

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GOVT REFUSES IDP SEED DONATIONS

KAMPALA - Uganda will not accept donations of seeds from abroad for fear that they could be genetically modified, state minister for disaster preparedness and refugees said. Musa Ecweru yesterday said the prime ministerís office, which is responsible for the countryís disaster management, accepts only processed foods, clothing, medicines and agricultural implements for distribution to the internally displaced people and refugees. The minister was receiving 650 cartons of fortified rice and soy protein meal worth $15,000 from a US-based Christian Aid Initiative at the prime ministerís stores in Kampala.


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