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MAAIF commissions tsetse fly, trypanosomiasis resource center

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Animal Industry, Bright Rwamirama has commissioned a tsetse fly, trypanosomiasis resource centre at the Njeru based stock farm in Buikwe district. The center which shall be manned by officials from the Uganda Trypanosomiasis Control Council-UTCC, will foster research on tsetse …

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Multi billion modern abattoir commissioned in Kiruhura district

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The commissioning of the Shillings 17.5billion modern abattoir in Kiruhura district has excited livestock traders and cattle farmers. Sino Modern Agriculture Development Group limited undertook the construction of Zhong Wu Beef abattoir at Nshaara Industrial park in Nyakasharara sub county, Nyabushozi County. Dan Mukago, a …

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Gov’t bans movement of livestock in Amuru district

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has banned the movement of livestock in Amuru district. The Minister of State for Animal Industry, Lt. Col. Bright Rwamirama says that the directive follows complaints of illegal entry of livestock and invasion of the non-native herdsmen commonly known as balalo in the …

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MAAIF dispatches 500,000 FMD vaccine doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has dispatched half a million doses of Fotivax, a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine. The doses will be distributed to 52 districts along the cattle corridor including Kiruhura, Lwengo, Kazo, Isingiro and Lyantonde. The Minister of Agriculture, …

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Gov’t to deliver FMD vaccine doses next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Animal Husbandry will next week start the delivery of foot and mouth disease vaccines to affected districts. In February, the ministry procured 2.4 million dozes at 13 Billion Shillings for the vaccination of livestock in the most affected districts. According to the …

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Gov’t delivers 900,000 foot and mouth disease vaccine dozes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has so far delivered nine hundred thousand dozes of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) vaccines to affected areas, two months after it announced a mass vaccination exercise. The country has been battling an FMD outbreak since December 2020, when it was first detected …

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Defense ministry seeks Sh6.3 trillion for 2021/22 budget

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Defense and Veterans Affairs is seeking up to sh6.3 trillion to finance its budget for financial year 2021/2022. This was revealed by the Minister for Defense and Veterans Affairs Adolf Mwesige who said that Government has failed to raise Uganda shillings …

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Gov’t to close abattoirs in cities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries plan to close abattoirs in cities after failing to maintain hygiene and sale quality meat. Bright Rwamirama, the State Minister of Animal Husbandry says that the work of slaughtering meat will be restricted to modern abattoirs which …

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