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Bududa District Partially Lifts Livestock Quarantine

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Now, Bududa District Veterinary Officer, John Vincent Okoth, says they have allowed the movement of animals and their products with immediate effect.

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Bududa district has partially lifted the livestock quarantine almost eight months after it was announced to contain the Foot and Mouth Disease.

The disease broke out in Nalwanza, Bukigai, Bududa, Bubiita and Bulucheke Sub counties. Now, Bududa District Veterinary Officer, John Vincent Okoth, says they have allowed the movement of animals and their products with immediate effect. 

He however, livestock shows like bull fighting, which is a popular pastime activity in the area will only resume when the Commissioner Animal health in the Ministry of Animal Industries and Fisheries announces lift the quarantine country wide.  

//Cue in ‚Äúpartial lifting of foot and mouth disease....  

Cue out... remain vigilant"//    

Dr. Felix Odong, the Bududa District Production Officer who also doubles as the Nusaf Desk officer, says they were in the process of returning Shillings 300 million to the Office of the Prime Minister meant to buy animals for 21 groups in the district. 

He however, says they were advised the Commissioner Animal health to hold on as they wait for total lifting of the quarantine as requested by the district. Bululu Yonasan, the Bududa District Vice Chairman who also doubles as the production Secretary hailed government for giving them FMD vaccine.   

He has advised traders against buying animals from other districts and bring them to Bududa so as not to re-infect their cattle.      

//Cue in" we have lifted quarantine....   

 

Cue out...eliminate this disease"//  

 

John Wanabuta, a cattle trader in Bududa district has welcomed the partial lifting of the quarantine, saying they have been scratching their heads on how pay fees for their children when school re-opens after the lock down.  He however, says they are now ready to sell some animals to get what to eat.

Juma Namondo, a farmer from Bumayoka Sub County says they have been facing a challenge of selling their animals and would hence sell them at a low price. Bududa district received 5000 doses FMD Vaccine from the ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries to conduct mass vaccination.

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