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Panic as PPR disease hits goats in Wakiso

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is panic among farmers in Wakiso district following the outbreak of Peste pes petits Ruminants– PPR, a viral disease that has claimed hundreds of goats and left several others undergoing treatment. The disease is closely related to the rinderpest virus, according to Wakiso district veterinary officials. Dr. Andrew …

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Stolen goats retrieved from LC1’s home

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The LC1 chairperson of Lokodiokodio village in Ngoloriet sub-county Napak district is on the run after the stolen goats were found hidden inside his house. Over 57 goats were raided on Wednesday night in Nabokat village, Nadunget sub-county in Moroto district. The footmarks led …

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Museveni goats stolen in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Armed warriors have stolen 230 goats distributed by the government to reformed cattle rustlers in Lotisan sub-county in Moroto district. The goats were distributed to the former rustlers under the improved goat project implemented by the Karamoja  Affairs Minister. The project seeks to distribute …

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Kitgum municipality impounds pigs, goats for causing accidents

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Central division, Kitgum municipality have started impounding animals found loitering within their jurisdiction and levying fines on the owners. Geoffrey Toolit, the LC3 chairperson Kitgum central division, says that stray animals such as goats, cattle, and pigs disrupt traffic, and have in some …

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Karamojongs threatens to attack Chinese camp over poisoned goats

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high between the employees of China Railway No3, which is constructing Moroto-Lokitelenyala road in Moroto district and the local community. Residents accuse the Chinese contractors of poisoning 28 goats belonging to members of the local community. A postmortem conducted by veterinary officers from …

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Four civil servants in Ntoroko interdicted over missing goats

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four Ntoroko District local government staff have been interdicted for allegedly stealing and slaughtering goats that strayed into their health centre compound. The officials are James Kato an enrolled nurse, Thomas Kasangaki enrolled nurse, Josephat Businge security guard and Robert Musubulya a porter. They …

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Youth arrested for stealing impounded goats at Busia headquarters

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district is holding a youth for allegedly stealing impounded goats at Busia municipal council headquarters. The suspect has been identified as 17 year old Anthony Egesa Okello, a resident of Kisenyi A village, Western division, Busia municipality. He is accused of stealing …

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850 Pallisa widows receive goats from local NGO

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 850 widows drawn from different sub-counties in Pallisa district have each received goats from Woman of Purpose, a local NGO to boost their household income. Emmanuel Omauk, the coordinator of Woman of Purpose, says that the donation worth millions of Shillings is from …

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Stray dogs maul 21 goats in Luwero

  Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six stray dogs attacked a farm and mauled 21 goats at Lusanja village in Kikyuusa town council, Luwero district. The incident occurred last evening during a downpour at around 5.00pm. The dead and injured goats belonged to Godfrey Ssekiranda, a resident of the village. …

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