Cattle farmers in Bunyoro sub-region are crying foul following the
drought that has ravaged the area. The drought has caused a shortage of pasture
and water for their animals.
The most affected districts are Buliisa, Hoima, Kiryandongo and Kikuube.
Several farmers have started losing animals as a result of lack of pasture and
water to feed the animals. The drought-hit some of the district since November
Richard Tumuhirwe, a farmer at Bugoigo landing site in Buliisa says he has so
far lost 10 cows since November last year due to lack of grass to feed his
cows. He adds that even the few available grass has been burnt by people not
known to them. He calls upon the government to regulate bush burning in the
//cue in;”Munonga ekizibu eki…
Cue out:…Buzibu bwa mani.”//
Joy Natukunda, a farmer in Kiryandongo says that all the available
dams have dried up.
Emmanuel Mutaganzu, a farmer in Kasenyi lyato, Buseruka sub-county Hoima district
says that close to 20 cows have died in his village since November last year.
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Cue out:…Edam Etwongereyo dam.”//
Fred Kahiiga, a farmer in Kikuube says they are considering
relocating to other districts in search for water and pasture.
//cue in;”Habwo musana omusana…
Cue out:… na amaka gaitu.”//
David Rukundo, a farmer in Kagadi says by the time the drought
started, pasture and water reserves were already below their usual levels
adding that the impact has been devastating for farmers across the district and
the entire Bunyoro sub-region.