Obong, who is attached to 409 brigade in Arua district was arrested on Thursday following a tip off by concerned residents. The UPDF soldier was riding a motorcycle Reg No UFE 780M with the ivory tied in a mattress.
The move follows a plea by State Minister for Mineral Development Sarah Opendi earlier in September, to the Parliamentary Commission to get rid of Marabou storks around the precincts of Parliament saying they pause a health threat to the MPs.
Dr. Henry Mugaya, the Rubirizi District Veterinary Officer, although they are yet to confirm the disease in humans, it has claimed over 30 goats and 15 sheep since they often graze with buffaloes, hippos and water bucks in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
In a Press statement, USAID said the multi-year activities will reduce wildlife trafficking, help communities manage their natural resources and promote real world alternatives to poaching and encroachment into natural areas.
UWA Executive Director Sam Mwandha announced that the activities will be suspended until April 30, 2020 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the eventual confirmation of a number of cases in Uganda. Up to 14 cases have so far been confirmed in the country, according to an update issued by the Ministry of Health today.
The lions suspected to have strayed more than 140 kilometers from Kidepo Valley National Park invaded the area on Sunday night. The lions killed nine calves and injured three others belonging to a livestock farmer in separate attacks between Sunday and Tuesday.
Moses Dalili, the Karenga Chief Administrative Officer, says the construction will go on as planned until a court order is issued stopping the works. He says Karenga district was created by the parliament and the district was cleared to establish headquarters within the contested area.
The training led by US Soldiers under the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion was designed to develop leadership capability within Uganda Wildlife Authority necessary for investigating wildlife crimes, trafficking in wildlife as well as treat casualties during operations.
The fence will be installed in areas whose trenches have been silted by flash-floods, gully erosion and elephant activities. Some sections will be erected to cross rivers and landscapes characterized by hard underlying rock outcrops which prevent effective trenching.
Uganda is considered the World’s Primate Capital for being home to 54 percent of the surviving global Gorilla Population, 8 percent of the global Mammals population and 35 percent of Mammals in the African Continent.
Nakwang is hospitalized at Kaabong Hospital in critical condition. Mathew Kubal, the Community Development Officer-CDO in Kakamar Sub County, says the mother had gone to the garden to harvest maize when the elephant attacked.