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Govt Clarifies On Sale Of Meat In Kampala Over FMD

The Ministry of  Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has clarified that the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) case earlier confirmed in Rubaga Division, Kampala, has been treated and put under strict surveillance.

Last week, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Maj Gen Rtd David Kasura Kyomukama, announced a ban on the sale of meat in Kampala after a reported case of FMD in Rubaga Division.

However, in a statement dated March 11, 2024, the Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (Animal Industry), Bright Rwamirama, says that the sick herd had been treated and placed under strict surveillance.

“The technical team has since established that the disease is localized, the sick herd has been treated and put under strict surveillance,” said Rwamirama.

Accordingly, he added that the guidelines for safe trade in animal and animal products in non-affected areas issued on February 2, 2024, “shall apply to Kampala City” and specifically in the “abattoirs operating in non-affected areas/sub counties shall continue operating to receive non-affected animals, as long as they do not come from or through affected areas.”

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