Heavy pesticide use on fruits and vegetables is leaving behind heavy residues, thereby poisoning consumers slowly, warns Sunday Bob George. The toxic vegetables end up on dinner tables, setting off alarm bells about serious health risks
Dr. Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, who is in-charge of Animal Health says that many Veterinary officers tend to work like witch doctors rather than professionals by treating animals without proper investigations of the causes of diseases in animals and environment where they live.
The government deployment Local Defence Unit personnel to spray the locusts using hand-held sprays. But State Minister for Animal Husbandry Bright Rwamirama says that aircraft for the aerial spray was cleared yesterday and will be stationed in Moroto district. Another aircraft has been hired for backup.
The UN agency added that the locusts now wandering into Turkana County, pose threats of a likely spill over into Karamoja sub-region in North-Eastern Uganda, which also shares a common boundary with Acholi, Lango and Teso sub-regions. It’s for this reason that many residents in northern Uganda are living in uncertainty.