According to Pius Wakabi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), the reduction of oxygen levels in the waters of Lakes Victoria, Kyoga and River Nile were caused by heavy winds and decomposition of sunken plant matter in the waters which reduced oxygen.
Daudi Mugerwa, the chairperson of Fish Traders Association at Ddimo Landing Site in Masaka district says that while Uganda deployed soldiers to enforce standards, their efforts are being frustrated by the counterparts from Kenya and Tanzania who are still carrying out indiscriminative fishing with no restraints from their governments.
According to Vincent Bamulanzeeki Ssempija, the Minister for Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Uganda produced 2.5 billion litres of milk in 2018/19, compared to 2.7 billion litres in 2019/20.
The farm inputs that include 2,500kgs of Nase-1 improved upland rice seeds, 20 metric tons of bio-fertilizers, 20 metric tons of bio-pesticides all worth 35 million shillings for planted over 800 acres of land
The cleaned coffee, technically known as Fair Average Quality, costs between 3,900 and 4,200 Shillings a kilo, which is more than double the cost of uncleaned coffee beans locally called Kiboko.However, a cup of coffee drink costs between 3,000 and 6,000 Shillings in a coffee shop.
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries- MAAIF launched the construction of the project in October 2019 on a piece of land donated by some residents. But as the project started taking shape, some residents complained that the project was taking up more land than it was anticipated.
The Lyantonde District Veterinary Department last month confirmed an outbreak of a rare-acute infectious disease in livestock which manifests with inflammation in the lumen and within skeletal muscles of the affected animals. The infection which blocks blood flow in the veins had killed more than 500 head of cattle at the time.
Namaganda who has been married to Dick Twinomujuni, an official in the Ministry of Finance but attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries until last week, told a news conference on Monday afternoon that she fled following orders by her husband to abandon her quest to stand on a National Unity Platform (NUP) ticket.
David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says the contractor has been charged with sabotaging government program vide SD Reference 35/07/08/2020 of CPS Serere. He says police are conducting inquiries into the matter.
Dr Edward Rukunya, the Director of Fisheries Resources at the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries- MAAIF says that the dilapidated structure will be rehabilitated this financial year.
In a letter dated July 7 and written by the Commissioner of Animal Health Dr Rose Ademun, a technical verification of the foot and mouth disease status undertaken by the ministry has revealed no active cases of Foot and Mouth Disease in the previously affected sub-counties.