Ugandan Journalists Under UJA Rallies Gov’t to Support Herbalist Ssenfuka in Cancer, Diabetes Remedies


By Daniel Muwanguzi

Kampala, Uganda: The Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) an umbrella body that unites all journalists in the country has joined other stakeholders in demanding the Ugandan government to fully offer support to Researcher David Ssenfuka.



Ssenfuka and his Leonia-NNN Medical Research and Diagnostic Centre located at Kasubi- Kampala have treated several Ugandans, many of them high-profile in the company of Moses Mpairwe, who evaluates and monitors all Ssenfuka’s cancer patients.

Led by Mathias Rukundo, the UJA President, journalists want Ssenfuka’s herbal medicinal discovery formula to acquire patent rights with aid of government to be able to protect them well and highly improve the medicinal products that have changed Uganda’s research status in the arena of herbal research treatment in Africa.

Addressing the media on Friday, UJA also demanded that the government scientists that collaborated in discovering the therapeutic properties of this herbal medicine notably the Director of Research at the Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute, Dr. Grace Nambatya and her team be recognized



 ‘’As a community of journalists in Uganda, we are pleased to hear that our Country has registered great strides in treatment of some of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NDC’S) particularly; Cancer and Diabetes using herbal medicines by herbal researcher Mr. David Ssenfuka’’, said a statement read by Rukundo.

He added that although the treatment remains highly costly for average citizens living with those infections to be affordable, the herbal treatment discoveries have significantly helped many of the users to live many other days by having relief or miraculous cures.

Case in point is Mrs. Doreen Zziwa of Kasenge in Wakiso district who miraculously defeated breast cancer while pregnant after using treatment of the said herbal remedy. Other impeccable senior citizens including among others, Hon. Justice John Bosco Katutsi, Hon. Kasole Bwereere Lwanga, etc, have publicly given out testimonies of how they were liberated by Mr. Ssenfuka’s herbal medicines.

‘’Given that we (journalists) happen to come from the same society which has people with reported severe Diabetes and Cancer cases and they are seeking relentless cure, we were forced to pick interest in Ssenfuka’s herbal solutions and start closely monitoring them through sampling the testifying stories of a few of those that have progressively been treated to properly have knowledge of what is being talked about’’,Rukundo added.

He noted that some of their journalist colleagues are living with Cancer and Diabetes which is extremely affecting them, and they thought it was a chance for them to further explore a lot of untold treatment experiences about the herbal remedy.

This explains why UJA awarded Ssenfuka the best herbal researcher in Uganda during the May 3rd 2022 World Press Freedom Day UJA Media Dinner celebrations held at Hotel Africana in Kampala, having critically monitored him.

‘’We feel it is high time Ssenfuka with other relevant key players in that sector domestically and externally were recognized for their remarkable immense contribution towards medicinal discoveries that have turned around lives of many people, ladies and gentlemen, locals, foreigners, and people of all walks of lives, to mention but a few’’, further noted Rukundo.

Journalists also petitioned President Yoweri Museveni and asking him to consider a souvenir be constructed in remembrance the German’s John Peter Frank who significantly contributed in the discovery of the Diabetes diseases in 1794 for his noble contribution that has given a leeway in motivating a number of local researchers including Ssenfuka, to break through the jar.

‘’We request that the government scientists that collaborated in discovering the therapeutic properties of this herbal medicine notably the Director of Research at the Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute, Dr. Grace Nambatya and her team be recognized.We want Mr. David Ssenfuka’s herbal medicinal discovery formula to acquire patent rights with aid of government to be able to protect them well and highly improve the medicinal products that have changed Uganda’s research status in the arena of herbal research treatment in Africa and beyond for avoidance of fake duplications, but also to enable government realize much reasonable tax revenue collection’’, reads the petition.

Journalists claim that individual players that have contributed to the discovery of herbal medicines will be recognized as it will motivate many new discoveries in herbal science. They highlighted Prof. Patrick Ogwang of Jena Herbal Products who was rewarded for his COVIDEX medicine which is helping in the treatment of COVID 19 and other related diseases, Dr. Kyewalabye, so should David Ssenfuka for his Cancer and Diabetes treatment medicines.

‘’We ask the president to render all the necessary support required to enable this innovation to attain the recognition required. It is our considered opinion as journalists to render sincere service to the Country to inform you of the truth which we are saying to you. Unbelief is responsible for our misfortune as a third world Country and our role is to break the good news to you’’.

They also asked H.E the president to underscore the importance of this innovation and give it his direct executive oversight adding that executive oversight will likely reduce the red tape mostly observed in Government initiatives and the corruption that usually meddles them arguing that his direct supervision will invite hard work, dedication and timely delivery of the much-desired results of availing standardized drugs to the waiting public.

UJA threatened to take the Government of Uganda to court should it continue to neglect this innovation and or continue its sabotage.

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