Farmers in Ankole region have expressed dissatisfaction with the government for not swiftly dealing with a tsetse fly invasion in the region

 According Robert Kabatereine the Chairman Mbarara Network Of Farmers Voice, Government has not adequately dealt with the tsetse fly invasion in the region.

As one way of mitigating the infestation, Kabatereine says   government should Carry out mass spraying against the tsetse fly in the most affected areas like Kiruhura, Isingiro which are adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park where tsetse flies breed from.

Kabatereine further states that dairy farmers are now counting loses as a result of tsetse flies.

He is now appealing to government through its ministry of Fisheries, Animal husbandry to take action and save dairy Farmers.

The same issue was recently raised by Nyabushozi member of Parliament, Hon. Wilson Kajwengye as a matter of national importance during a plenary session of parliament on  Tuesday, 03 May 2022 chaired by Speaker, Anita Among.

Kajwengye said that for the past five years, cattle farmers in Kiruhura have borne the burden of fighting tsetse flies, at a cost that he said was exorbitant and discouraging to commercial cattle farmers.


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