KAMPALA-The Government should set up a ministry for veterinary affairs, Dr. Abed Bwanika, has said. The former presidential aspirant, who also chairs the Uganda Veterinary Association, told journalists recently that the agriculture ministry was concentrating on the crop sector, ignoring veterinary issues. He said the livestock sector was ignored because research there was lengthy and expensive. â€œBut if the Government wants good livestock, it must take the initiative.â€ He added that livestock offered a better opportunity to poverty alleviation because unlike the crops, it is not affected by weather changes.
Four held over drugs
NAKAWA-Four men were last week charged with unlawful possession of narcotics. The Nakawa court heard that John Kibitz, 18, John Sekwada, 24, George Genza, 25 and Mohammed Nsimbe, 28, were arrested on April 23 at Nakawa market with 46 rolls of opium. The suspects denied the charges and magistrate Robert Imaligant ordered that they be presented in court this week.
2 tried over terrorism
KAMPALA-Two suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels were on Friday remanded to Luzira Prison over terrorism. Prosecution told the Buganda Road Court that Peter Byamukama and Mubarak Kasim carried out the terrorist acts between 2002 and 2007. Magistrate Susan Kanyange remanded them till May 9.
KAMPALA-Several roads that were fixed under the city roads emergency repairs last year have broken down. A survey by The New Vision revealed that the roads had redeveloped potholes. Some of them are Mulago road, part of Jinja Road, Bombo, Makerere Hill, Buganda, Rashid Khamis, Old Port Bell and Spring roads. Those still intact are Wampewo and Nile avenues, Kampala, Entebbe, Binaisa and Yusuf Lule roads.
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