By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The minister of science, technology and Innovation; Dr.Elioda Tumwesigye has commended the Executive Director Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development(PIBID); Rev.Dr.Florence Muranga for remaining focused and performing well despite public accusations.
Dr.Tumwesigye said this yesterday while closing a two day Annual Research workshop at Nyaruzinga PIBID banana factory in Bushenyi district.
He said Rev.Florence Muranga ignored the accusations and remained in touch with President Yoweri Museveni which enabled her to run the project smoothly.
The workshop attracted researchers from Makerere University, Mbarara University of Science of Technology and Ankole Western University, Bishop Burham University and Kampala International University among others.
Dr.Elioda pledged the government’s commitment to support funding for demand driven Research and Development to support PIBID.
The Nyaruzinga PIBID ehas now reached the level of processing and exporting matooke products in foreign markets.