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Police in Kalungu District Impound Cattle From Tanzania

According to Barnabas Rugyenda, an enforcement officer in Kalungu attached to the district veterinary office, the impounded cattle were being transported from Tanzania to Kampala through Kalungu district despite the livestock quarantine which was recently placed on most parts of the cattle corridor districts following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD).
The trucks carrying imppounded cattle said to be transpported from Tanzania

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 Veterinary authorities and security personnel in Kalungu district have impounded over 20 cattle that were being transported from Tanzania. The cattle that were being transported to Kampala were intercepted at Lukaya on Tuesday.

According to Barnabas Rugyenda, an enforcement officer in Kalungu attached to the district veterinary office, the impounded cattle were being transported from Tanzania to Kampala through Kalungu district despite the livestock quarantine which was recently placed on most parts of the cattle corridor districts following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD).

He says that the continued transportation of cattle and other dairy products in these areas is a gross violation of a quarantine.

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He also blames the veterinary officers that are still clearing the movement of animals yet they are aware that most parts are under quarantine following the outbreak of FMD.

Rugyenda says that the government and the ministry should punish veterinary officers and other persons engaged in the clearing movement of animals in quarantined areas.

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The Southern Regional Police Spokesperson Muhamad Nsubuga says that police also arrested the two drivers of the trucks carrying the impounded cattle and their owner as investigations into the matter go on.

The Kalungu Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Abel Bakunda says that it will be hard to control the spread of the disease if herdsmen, traders and authorities don’t work together to fight those that are still involved in the transportation and sale of animals in quarantined areas.

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The traders however insist that their animals are not from Tanzania wondering why they were cleared from Isingiro where they came from adding that impounding their animals is unfair decrying selecting enforcement of quarantine guidelines.  

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