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district leaders and other stakeholders during the meeting

Kazo: Sale and movement of livestock banned over FMD

Authorities in Kazo district have issued a total ban on the sale and movement of livestock and their products in the district in a bid to contain the spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD) following its outbreak in Bwantama cell, Kyabahura parish, in Buremba town council.

In a meeting held at the district headquarters chaired by the resident district commissioner Kazo, Al-Hajji Mawiya Lule, the district production officer, Asiimwe Johnbaptist revealed that they have passed the resolution to impose a ban on the movement of livestock and their products for a month to monitor the disease.

District leaders during the meeting with stakeholders on FMD outbreak in Kazo district.

Dr. Kiyemba Ronald, the district veterinary officer asked local leaders and technical persons in the district to organize and support the FMD committees at the village level to do their work of monitoring the outbreak for 30 days as they plan to open.

Rev Samuel Mugisha Katugunda, the LC V chairperson Kazo district said that they are imposing the ban for a month to also try to discover whether the disease is only in Kyabahura- Buremba town council.

James Matagyizi, the mayor Buremba Town council acknowledged the outbreak in Buremba and called upon people to adhere to the guidelines so as to protect their animals.

The meeting was attended by LC III chairpersons, sub-county chiefs, sub-county Gisos, town clerks, veterinary officers and other extension workers.

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