By KGR Reporter,
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has halted the movement of animals from Amuru District, following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease.
The information was revealed by the Minister of State for Northern Uganda, Grace Freedom Kwiyocwiny, just one week before the start of the first phase of the forceful eviction of migrant cattle keepers, commonly known as the balalo from northern Uganda.
On November 3, President Yoweri Museveni gave the migrant cattle keepers who are occupying government land as well as private land without having installed fences, or having water sources for their animals three weeks to leave northern Uganda.
However, Kwiyocwiny, said the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries had advised that the animals in Amuru District should not be moved because of the presence of foot and mouth disease in the district. Hon. Kwiyocwiny one speaking…
The deadline for the ultimatum ends on November 24.
Kwiyocwiny said with the presence of the animal infection in Amuru, the eviction exercise will be guided accordingly so that animals are not moved anyhow. Hon. Kwiyocwiny two speaking…
Stephen Odong Latek, the RDC Amuru District, revealed that the areas affected by the Foot and mouth Disease are Pogo and Lakang sub-counties. END.