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Kabale Butchers Pin Vet Officers for Extortion

They claim the veterinary officers led by the Kabale District Veterinary Officer, Bernard Kabagembe charge them Shillings 2000 for inspecting a goat and Shillings 5000 for a cow, which they claim is illegal.

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Butchers in Kabale Central Market are accusing the Kabale District and Municipality Veterinary officers of extortion. They claim the Veterinary officers charge them for inspecting their animals for slaughter.

They claim the veterinary officers led by the Kabale District Veterinary Officer, Bernard Kabagembe charge them Shillings 2000 for inspecting a goat and Shillings 5000 for a cow, which they claim is illegal.

The butchers also claim that the officers don't issues them receipts for the monies received. They want the municipal authorities to investigate the matter. Moses Ariho, one of the concerned butchers, says they pay the money to the vet officers each day before they authorize the slaughter of any animal.

Moses Tugume, another butcher wonders why veterinary officers don't issue them receipts of the money received. The Kabale Municipal Mayor, Emmanuel Ssentaro Byamugisha, says his office has already received several complaints from the butchers on extortion by the veterinary officers.

Byamugisha says the money paid to the veterinary officers is illegal.

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However, the Kabale District Veterinary Officer, Bernard Kabagambe, says butchers have been paying inspection fees since 1959. He accuses Byamugisha for not consulting veterinary officers for proper explanation.

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