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Gov’t reopens livestock markets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has announced the reopening of livestock markets. The markets were closed in March by President Museveni as a measure to curb the spread of the Covid-19 disease. On Wednesday, the State Minister for Animal Industry Bright Rwamirama told journalists at the Uganda Media Center …

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Milk production declines in Teso as floods submerge farms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Milk production in several parts of Teso has been affected by the ongoing rains and flooding. The worst-hit are the districts of Kapelebyong, Serere and Katakwi where gardens are submerged and pasture surrounded by pools of water. Several animals have reportedly died and others too …

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Milk consumption in Uganda still low

Kampala, Uganda | Khisa Isaac | Milk consumption in Uganda still remains low as compared with the world recommended level, according to the Dairy Development Authority data. The industry regulator’s data shows that although milk production in the country has increased from 2.08 billion litres in 2015 to about 2.5 billion in …

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Butchers, abbatoirs defy minister’s directive on kaveera use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butchers continue packing meat in polythene bags despite a ban by the government. In March this year, the State Minister for Animal Industry, Bright Rwamirama directed butchers to stop packaging beef in polythene bags, a decision aimed at minimizing contact between the buyer and …

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Ministry issues tough guidelines for butcheries and abattoirs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries have issued tough guidelines to butcheries and abattoirs if they are to continue operating. Speaking on Thursday at the Uganda Media Centre, Bright Rwamirama, the Minister of State for Animal Industry said they want to protect …

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Agriculture Ministry to rollout nationwide vaccination against FMD

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture has started a nationwide vaccination of cattle affected by the Foot and Mouth Disease [FMD]. Addressing the press at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, State Minister for Animal Industry Bright Rwamirama said that the government is going to spend 14 billion …

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Gov’t runs out of chemicals to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has run out of aerial spray chemicals to fight desert locusts. The shortage has come at a time when authorities have confirmed a third wave of locust invasion. Reports indicate that two swarms reportedly entered the country on Monday through Rupa, Moroto and Kakamongole …

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Agriculture Ministry officials named in export corruption scandal

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of farmers and exporters of fruits and vegetables have petitioned Speaker Rebecca Kadaga demanding action against officials within the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries accused for frustrating their work and engaging in corruption tendencies. The group, led by Micheal …

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Desert locusts not destructive- Minister Rwamirama

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has said that the locusts that have invaded different parts of the country are mature and not destructive. According to the State Minister for Animal Husbandry Bright Rwamirama, although Government is prepared to spray the locusts, the current locusts in the country could just …

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Statehouse Anti-corruption unit storms NAGRIC over UGX 17 Billion fraud

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit stormed the National Animal Genetic Resources and Information Center – NAGRIC in Entebbe municipality on Tuesday evening to investigate allegations of corruption and abuse of office. The unit is also investigating claims that Dr. Charles Lagu, the NAGRIC Executive Director …

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