Leaders say porous Uganda-Rwanda border poses problems
Officials say the porous Uganda-Rwanda border line is failing the fight against animal quarantine in the Western region.
Rwanda set up an animal market a few kilometers from the border with Uganda at Kizinga where traders flock to buy animals and bring them into the country through ungazzeted border entry points. The Ntungamo resident district commissioner George Bakunda says the animal markets in the district had been closed following the lockdown and outbreak of animal diseases including foot and mouth disease and Pox virus.
He adds that thrice now, more than 300 heads of cattle have been impounded in several parts of the district with traders coming from Kasese and Kampala.