Gen Elly Tumwiine, the Minister of Security notes that the Uganda Tanzania-border is to be manned by security officers including the army and police to stop illegal movement of animals from Tanzania to Uganda until when the quarantine in Uganda is lifted.
Resident of Isingiro on Monday raided a check point mounted by the police at Kagogo in Ruborogota Sub County accusing the officers of using it to extort money from locals. Ruborogota Local council three chairperson Robert Seguya says that the police check-point had been put in place to restrict the movement of livestock at the time when the district was under a quarantine due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
The disease outbreak has been confirmed in the sub counties of Ndaiga, Mpeefu and Kyaterekera. Moses Amanya, the Kibaale district veterinary officer, says the disease has for the last two months claimed several animals, unconfirmed until a recent clinical test.