John Vincent Okoth, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer told URN that the burn will take a period of six months as they wait for communication from the Commissioner Animal Heath in the Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries Ministry.
Bududa district has
imposed a six months ban on livestock movement and their products following an
outbreak of the Foot and Mouth disease.
The cases are of the Foot and Mouth diseases have been reported in Bubulali
village in Bunamubi parish Bukigai Sub County and Bumwalye village Bumwalye
parish in Bulucheke Sub County.
John Vincent Okoth, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer told URN that the
burn will take a period of six months as they wait for communication from the Commissioner
Animal Heath in the Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries Ministry.
He called on farmers
to isolate the affected animals and report to the relevant personal in their
respective sub counties for earlier management.
According to Okoth, they closed
livestock markets, butcheries and bull fighting until the ministry comes to
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Felix odong, the Bududa District Production and Marketing Officer, says the
quarantine will lower the market of animals and affect local revenue
He says this is also going to affect the livelihood of residents whose
source of income has been selling animals.
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Elisa Khawanga, the Bulucheke Sub County LC III chairperson has asked residents
to cooperate with the directive but also vaccinate their animals to minimize deaths.
He reiterated Odongo’s concern how the quarantine is going to affect the people
Emma Wanambwa, a
livestock dealer asked government to expedite the process of procuring vaccines
so that they can resume their market activities.
He also called upon the
district to conduct a census of animals so that they can be vaccinated because
some of the animals are always left out due to inadequate vaccines.
Simon Masaba, a milk vendor who earns a living from the same wonders how his
family is going to survive for the next six months because selling milk has
been his only source of livelihood.