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UPDF Soldiers Resort To Fighting Locusts By Blowing Whistles

UPDF Soldiers Resort To Fighting Locusts By Blowing Whistles

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By Elite Reporter The desert locusts that invaded Uganda on Sunday have become too much to bear in several parts of the country that Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers have started chasing them by blowing whistles. This comes after the Uganda Media Center (UMC) Executive Director, Ofwono Opondo posted a video on Twitter of a UPDF soldier holding his gun and chasing after locusts while blowing a whistle. Ogpondo jokingly tagged Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga in the tweet by writing thus; " @rkabushenga we are short of manpower to blow whistles in the #LocustsInUG Operation. Can you bring your Kika energy to assist?" These Locusts are horny for some reason Meanwhile, we have learnt that the Ministry of Agriculture has since deployed drones to spray pesticides i...
Confirmed: Desert Locusts Invade Uganda

Confirmed: Desert Locusts Invade Uganda

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Swarms of desert locusts have been confirmed to have invaded parts of Uganda on Sunday afternoon. Sources in eastern Uganda reveal that the locusts have so far invaded Amudat and neighbouring districts, although they are quickly spreading to other areas. While announcing the invasion, Simon Peter Lodungokol, the Amudat District Agricultural Official (DAO) wrote on social media thus;"Dear Colleagues at (Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries) MAAIF and Fellow Ugandans, the arrival of the Desert Locusts is now very eminent. A farmer chasing locusts in Amudat district I have just received a phone call from my staff on the ground that the Desert Locusts are reportedly  just 4 km from AMUDAT District Kenya border. They are currently in  a ...
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