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Nwoya gets 4,000 doses of rabies vaccines

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nwoya District Veterinary department will next week launch a mass vaccination exercise for pet dogs against rabies in the various sub-counties. This follows the delivery of 4,000 doses of rabies vaccines by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries last week. Nwoya District is …

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Nwoya to conduct fresh verification of pastoralists

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nwoya district security officials and leaders will commence fresh verification of pastoralists. The decision follows concerns that the majority of the pastoralists have evaded eviction, and are still illegally grazing their cattle in the district, nearly two months after an eviction order was issued. The …

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Businessman shot dead in Nwoya district

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A businessman has been shot dead in Nwoya district. Hillary Kimera, 38, was shot dead on Tuesday at 9 pm by unknown people while he was riding from Gulu city to Koch Goma town council in Nwoya district. Geoffrey Opiyo, the chairman of Koch Goma town …

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Livestock farmers in Nwoya panic as armyworms ravage pastures

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in Nwoya district are struggling to graze their animals following the invasion of African armyworms. The destructive caterpillars invaded the sub-counties of Lungulu, Got Apwoyo, and Purongo at the start of the farming season last month. Geoffrey Ojok, a farmer and local chairperson …

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Stray elephants forcing farmers out of farmlands in Nwoya

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The persistent invasion and destruction by stray elephants has forced hundreds of farmers in Nwoya district out of their farmlands. As it has been in the past seasons, elephants from Murchison Falls National Park stray into farmlands in Purongo, Koch Goma, Koch Lii, and Got …

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Pastoralists face forceful eviction from gov’t land in Nwoya

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Nwoya district will this week embark on the forceful eviction of pastoralists who are illegally occupying government land in Te Okot village, Got Apwoyo sub-county. The decision comes nearly three weeks after several attempts employed by the district to persuade the pastoralists …

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Ministry of Agriculture lifts animal quarantine in Nwoya, Gulu district

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has lifted the animal quarantine restrictions in Gulu and Nwoya districts. The ministry imposed a quarantine in Nwoya and Gulu districts in July and September last year respectively following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease …

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