Police tasked to prevent illegal livestock market, three detained in Western Uganda

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Three people are detained at Mbarara central police station following a directive from ministry of agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries through the ministry of security tasking police in all regions to participate in prevention of illegal movement and livestock market to contain the escalating livestock diseases especially in Mbarara,Isingiro,Kasese,Kiruhura and other districts in the cattle corridor.

According to Rwizi regional police spokesperson Samson Kasasira, cattle dealers Tumusiime Dancun and Fred  Kigangari together with their driver Ivan Muhumuza were impounded on Monday evening in Mwizi,Rwampara ,Mbarara district currying 10 cows on lorry number UAZ 285/D coming from Ruborogota in Isingiro district heading to undisclosed destination and they will be charged over theft if investigation results pin them under case number CRB/22/41/2018.

Kasasira speaking to Mbarara Sun reporter at his office in Mbarara

The ministry of security decided to intervene because most parts of western Uganda are not allowed to sell animals as a quarantine and being a major source of income, chances are high that some people can choose to participate in illegal acts.

Kasasira says joint operations together with district veterinary officers representing agriculture ministry have been launched across five district of Rwizi region that is Mbarara,Kiruhura,Ibanda,Isingiro and Ntungamo plus others in western Uganda affected with diseases and those found in wrong will be charged and detained.

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