The drought has destroyed acreages of plantations as rains remained unpredictable over the last four months. The situation worsened by a prior outbreak of cassava brown streak disease which destroyed millions of root tubers.
Richard Akule, the Moyo district veterinary officer says the ban was lifted after containing the outbreak which killed 131 pigs within a period of one week when it was first reported. The ministry now says that no more cases of the disease are being reported in the community and the neighboring districts of Yumbe and Adjumani.
Records obtained from the veterinary department showed that the sub-counties of Lefori, Itula and Dufile all in Moyo district are prone to black quarter disease especially during the onset of the rainy season.
Ben Andama, Moyo Hospital administrator, says the breakdown of the ambulances has made work difficult for the hospital. Andama says the four ambulances belonged to Laropi, Metu and Obongi health centres. He says since their breakdown, all the other health centres now depend two ambulances the hospital has.
Adama says out of the two remaining ambulances, one is fully functional while the other one spends most of the time in the garage.
This is not the first time Swine fever has struck Moyo district. Last year, the disease struck the sub counties of Lefori, Moyo, Laropi and Dufile killing hundreds of pigs. It took close to nine months for the district to contain the disease.