THE Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has started registering all livestock in the city. The exercise is aimed at establishing the number of farmers in the city and enforcing a ban on movement of animals, KCCA animal production officer Eva Birimukatonda said.
The exercise will involve the counting of poultry, piggery and cattle in the cityâ€™s divisions. Under the KCC Urban Agriculture Ordinance 2006, persons practising farming in the city must do it with permission from the authority. Agricultural activities should not be undertaken on road reserves, in wetlands, green belts and city parks.
Anybody who violates the provisions is subject to a fine of sh40,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or both. â€œWe want to know who has what, where we can find them and guide them on how they should manage their animals.
KCCA registers animals in city