By George Emuron
BUKEDEA: Authorities in Bukedea district have confirmed receiving 25,000 doses of foot and mouth vaccines.
The foot and mouth disease attacked two sub counties of Kamutur and Aminit sub counties which are currently under quarantine.
The Senior District Veterinary Bukedea Dr. Aloysius Bukenya, confirmed Friday evening saying the vaccines will help farmers who are affected by foot and mouth disease and to curb its spread in the district.
“I want to confirm that as a district we received the vaccines from the ministry and the team of the veterinary officers would be deployed to wage massive vaccination of the cattle with the immediate effect,” Dr. Bukenya said.
Dr. Bukenya also added that the targeted areas will be the most hit sub counties of Kamutur and Aminit Sub County.
“This vaccine exercise is first to be rolled out to the key prime affected sub counties, the vaccine may not be enough but we are first handling the most hit”, added Dr. Bukenya.
Bukenya also added that the affected cattle would not be vaccinated until their condition is verified.
Ben Angura, Kabarwa LCIII chairperson says the vaccination exercise would roll out to the neighboring sub counties since most of the cattle vendors have resorted passing through his sub county in order to access Bukedea weekly cattle market.
“I want appeal the district officials to roll out the vaccination exercise to all the neighboring sub counties of Kabarwa and Kangole, my sub county has become the gate way to Bukedea weekly cattle market when the movement of livestock was banned in Kamutur Sub County”, said Mr. Angura.