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