By Nathan Eyagu
Uganda's leading herbal medicine producers Jena Herbals Limited have set the pace for the construction of a mighty factory of herbal products that will be internationally recognized.
According to Engineer Otese Charles Fredrick the managing director of Otesa Charles technical services ltd in charge of the construction of the Jena herbals factory at the industrial park in Soroti during the site visit on Sunday, "we don't have a vision of having the distribution of Jena in Uganda only but set up an internationally recognized pharmaceutical company built in Soroti city as the facility will have different units like a banking system, production units of different products oral, capsule, powder and ointment including a research center, sports arena, and directors cottages",
Dr. Mutumba Rajab CEO of Jena herbals Uganda Limited while giving his remarks called for government intervention in the sector through the introduction of a ministry in charge of indigenous medicine as they are several players mushrooming in the production of herbal medicine.
He further called upon Ugandans to support and use Jena products as it has the ability to treat several illnesses.
Epodoi Joseph the senior consultant doctor at Soroti regional referral hospital appreciated the team for its great ideology and move as he is one of the testimonies whose lives were saved through the use of Jena herbals products Covidex thus urging Ugandans and Africans to use Jena herbals for their health benefits.
Meanwhile, Soroti city RCC Peter Pex Paak said that the city has vast land for development and promised to protect it from encroachment and vandalism and further protect the investment and educate the public about the advantages of Jena products.
Professor Patrick Ogwang Engeu the executive director of Jena Herbals said that he has a strong team behind that he trained as Jena will continue living even without his presence.
He further added that they have a dream of having a technology center in the future where computers are invented too.
Ogwang also appreciated the support of President Museveni for the development of Jena herbals while calling Africans to buy from Africa and develop it.
Victoria Sekitoleko the former minister of agriculture and member of the private sector foundation Uganda said that it was hard to do business in Uganda following the complicated administration while advising politicians not to politicize everything as it makes it hard for development thus calling upon the government to protect investors.
She also added that the Teso sub-region will be the health center of Uganda.