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K’jong resist livestock census

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st February 2008 03:00 AM

THE livestock census has been mistaken for the disarmament exercise in Kotido district, Karamoja sub-region.

THE livestock census has been mistaken for the disarmament exercise in Kotido district, Karamoja sub-region.

By Josephine Maseruka

THE livestock census has been mistaken for the disarmament exercise in Kotido district, Karamoja sub-region.

George Otim, the chairman of the livestock census task force, yesterday said people claimed the Government wanted to know the number of their cattle to take away their illegal guns.

He said senior officials from the Ministry of Agriculture in Kampala yesterday went to Kotido, where the counting of animals was expected to start today.

In Serere, Soroti district, residents suspected that the exercise had a hidden agenda. “They told the enumerators that in 1997, immediately after a mini-livestock survey, the Karimojong raided their animals,” Otim said.

A team has been sent to the area to sensitise the residents about the project.

In Rakai, people refused to respond to more questions whenever asked the type of land they owned.

“Whenever we asked that question, that is where the interview would end. We have decided to skip questions concerning land,” said Dr. Kiwanuka Kimbugwe, the district veterinary officer.

Dr. Bruhani Kasozi of Isingiro said the census started yesterday in nine out of the 11 sub-counties because of late training of enumerators.

The exercise, which started on Monday, was going on smoothly in Ntungamo and Mbarara districts.

K’jong resist livestock census

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