Emmanuel Orach, the Nwoya district chairperson told members of the community on Friday that this is one of the initiatives to see that Nwoya district go green adding that it is a great stride to saving the environment.
Dr. James Ukwir, Nwoya District Production officer and also District Veterinary officer says rainwater helped to wash away eggs and the larvae, while Bernard Maktunu, an Agricultural Officer in Got Apowyo Sub-county told URN that birds from Murchison Falls National Park have also played a great role in clearing the armyworms by eating them up.
Geoffrey Opiyo, the Chairman of Koch Goma Town Council says that the assailants who were trailing the deceased all the way from Gulu City shot Kimera at Bungamon Village on the Koch Goma –Gulu Highway.
The installation of the electric fence covering a 20-kilometre stretch around the Park started in January 2020 to stop wild animals from straying into human settlements. The move followed complaints of crop destruction, severe injuries, and death of locals caused by stray animals mostly elephants straying from the National Park.
Bashir Hangi, Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA Communications Manager told URN that the deceased was in the company of three other colleagues on a journey from Masindi District through the National Park to Arua city while using a Toyota Wish car.
Dr. Rose Anna Ademun, the Commissioner of Animal Health at the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, says that the government is unable to carry out mass vaccination of livestock in the country due to lack of vaccines.
Between 1st and 13th July, Police in Aswa River Region registered a total of 13 homicide cases. Gulu registered the highest with six cases followed by Omoro with three cases. Agago, Lamwo, Amuru and Nwoya districts registered one case respectively.
John Michael Acire, a farmer in Tangi Village disclosed that together with his households they have now decided to sleep in the garden and endure the colds of the nights to drive away from the elephants from further destruction on their farmlands.