According to Latek, the district has written another letter to MAAIF seeking more vaccines in order to cover the entire district, adding that the only communication they received is that their request is yet to be granted.
Peter Matanda, a tomato farmer, says that they have failed even to recoup the money they invested in producing the vegetables. They anticipate scarcity of vegetables in the near future since most of them would have made losses and abandoned the business.
Sulait Kabiito, one of the prominent cattle keepers in Bukulula Sub County narrates that the FMD outbreak coincided with a dry season when pastures are too scarce, indicating that he is currently struggling to look for grass on which he can feed his animals.
John Vincent Okoth, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer told URN that the disease spreads very fast most especially during the dry season when animals wonder in communities in search of food.
He however said this is viral disease, which has no curative measure but rather control it by use of antibiotics, which take long for an animal to heal but not fully.
He asked farmers to also spray their animals every six months so that they can get rid of it in the district.