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The district LC V Chairman, Rev Samuel Mugisha Katugunda addressing livestock traders, butcher men and transporters during an engagement meeting.

Kazo: livestock products from Kiruhura banned over FMD

By Lauben Bafaki

The Kazo district foot and mouth disease task force has suspended the movement of livestock and livestock products from the neighbouring Kiruhura district which has several cases of the disease.

During an engagement meeting with livestock traders, butcher men and transporters held at the district council hall on Wednesday, a number of resolutions were reached which include; putting up checkpoints across all borders between Kiruhura and Kazo districts to ensure no movement of livestock and livestock products.

In his report, Dr Kiyemba Ronald, the district veterinary officer noted that the disease is now within two families in Kyabahura and Kakoni ward, Buremba town council.

Dr Kiyemba urged everyone to be vigilant, cooperative and prevent the foot and mouth disease that is ravaging most parts of Kiruhura district.

Livestock traders, butcher men and transporters during an engagement meeting with district leadership at the district council hall on Wednesday.

Ham Rubainika, the district councilor representing Kyampagara Sub-county also the Kazo district secretary for production appealed to traders to utilize the one week given in fighting the disease across the borders in order to re-open farm loading.

Al-Hajji Mawiya Lule, the Kazo resident district commissioner and also chairperson foot and mouth disease taskforce requested livestock traders to be patient and do what is needed in order to open animal loading.

Rev Samuel Mugisha Katungunda, Kazo district LC V chairperson revealed that no one will be allowed to bring milk from Kiruhura saying that they will also not allow any intimidation in fighting foot and mouth disease.

A select committee of members chaired by Kananura David was established to ensure the enforcement of the resolutions.

Meanwhile, livestock traders including the tenderers of the markets vowed to ensure full implementation of the resolutions to control the spread of the disease in the district and eradicating the one in Buremba town council.

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