Veterinary authorities have relaxed the ban on the sale and movement of cattle and
animal products in the district.
Early this year, the district authorities
banned the sale and movement of cattle and animal products in the district to
contain the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in the area.
Now, Dr. Ronald Bameka, the Lyantonde District Veterinary Officer, says that they
have decided to relax quarantine in some areas of the district, which have not reported
any case of FMD.
While meeting herdsmen and cattle dealers in Kasagama and
Lyakajjula among other areas, Bameka said cattle keepers in areas free of FMD
are free to sell and buy cattle and other dairy products since their areas are
says that they will only allow people to buy and sell animals from cattle
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Some of the areas that have been allowed to operate are Kasagama and Lyakajula.
The other sub-counties such as Kaliiro, Kinuka and Lyantonde rural among others
are still under quarantine.
Bosco Kalema, the chairperson of butchers in
Kasagama Sub County, says that they are happy that the district veterinary
office has responded to their call to relax the quarantine in their area.
Kalema also thanked the veterinary office and farmers in Kasagama for fighting
the spread of FMD in their areas and asked farmers in other areas to emulate
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Andrew Ssemutono, a cattle keeper in Lyakajura says that on the farm loading
system will enable farmers who have spent months without selling cattle to get
some money to help them take back their children to school and run their homes.
He has asked cattle traders and herdsmen to follow the guidance from the
veterinary authorities so that they can operate without clashing with the