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Bulambuli District to Install Microchips in Cattle to Curb Theft

John Wanade, the Bulambuli District Commercial Officer, says although the military detach at Kata bordering Bunambutye and Kapchorwa district has helped to curtail the thefts, they need a permanent solution.
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 Bulambuli district authorities have revealed plans to install microchips in cattle to stem thefts. 

Bulambuli district has been battling cattle thefts by suspected Karamojongs rustlers who enter the district through Sebei region.   

The cattle thefts have intensified since last year leaving livestock farmers in tears. 

This has prompted district authorities to advise farmers to brand their animals and install them with microchips for easy tracking in case of them.

John Wanade, the Bulambuli District Commercial Officer, says although the military detach at Kata bordering Bunambutye and Kapchorwa district has helped to curtail the thefts, they need a permanent solution. 

He says the use of the microchips will help them eliminate animal thefts since they will be able to track their whereabouts.

 

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Peter Paack Pax, the Bulambuli Resident District Commissioner, says branding the animals with micro-chips will make tracking easy. 

Pax says animals are stolen from Bunambutye in the night and are taken to Bukedea livestock market for sale. 

According to Pax, the council has already approved the move to brand cattle in the district.  

   

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Mark Baraza, the Bunambutye Sub-County LC 3 chairperson, says they lost more than 140 cows between November 2018 and May this year. 

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Last month, Alex Bulondo, the Bulambuli County Member of Parliament told the President during his wealth Creation tour that cattle rustling have retarded development in the area.  

 

  

Bulundo said that over 200 heads of cattle had been stolen in the last three months. He requested the President to deploy LDUs in the area to curb the problem.    

         

In response, Museveni said cattle rustling would soon be no more with the help of the Local Defense Unit.