Samuel Okello, the Amolatar District Entomologist is one of the facilitators training apiary farmers in both districts. He says beekeeping is the easiest way making cash since it allows farmers to engage in other activities to diversify their income.income sources.
According to the District Veterinary Officer of Kotido, Dr Henry Mulondo, up to 80 percent of the livestock in the district could be infected with Foot and Mouth disease due to the high morbidity of the disease.
The most affected Sub Counties are Pawor, Rigbo and Rhino Camp all in Madi Okollo and Uriama in Arua district. Over 200 animals have died since last year of Anthrax and more than 20 people got infected after consuming meat of the dead animals in Arua and Madi Okollo district.
Herdsmen and cattle dealers in Lwemiyaga County are at loggerheads with the district security personnel accusing them of imposing on the area unjustified quarantine, which has affected people’s livelihoods.
The operations started on Sunday, forcing several residents to flee their villages due to fear of being arrested. Some residents have not yet returned to their homes even after the operations in their respective areas and landing sites.