Kasese moves to fight tick borne diseaseamidst outcry from cattle farmers over the disease threat to their livestock.

By Ronaldo Kule

Kasese District Agricultural Department has secured help from One Health Central East Africa (OHCEA) organization of cattle spray machines worthy shillings eighty million that will help to contain the outbreak of tick borne disease among cows in Nyakakindo village in Hima town council.

Agaba Henry a representative from One Health Central East Africa while handing over the spray machine to cattle farmers said the donation followed several outcries from farmers over the disease threat to their livestock.

The Kasese Veterinary officer Dr. Godfrey Kalule revealed that tick borne disease is the most serious killer affecting cattle farming in Kasese.

The Kasese District Agriculture and Production Officer Julius Rukara Baluku is hopeful that the new spray machines will boost beef and milk production in Kasese.

However the LC 3 chairperson for Hima town council Musana Katura warned cattle farmers against failing to spray their cows even when the spraying machines have been provided. END

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