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Gov’t Pumps Shs15Bn In Fight Against Locusts As They Draw  Closer To Uganda’s Borders

Gov’t Pumps Shs15Bn In Fight Against Locusts As They Draw Closer To Uganda’s Borders

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Locusts Move Closer To Uganda's BordersThe country is headed for catastrophe after reports coming indicate that the locusts are now 500 meters away from entering Uganda. According to environmentalists,  it is highly anticipated that by Tuesday the devastating insects will be already in Uganda, especially in areas near the borders of Uganda with Kenya. Locusts have so far invaded countries like Somalia, Kenya, Yemen and other countries. It should however be noted that government last week released Shs15Bn to help the ministry of Agriculture, fisheries and Animal Husbandry to fight the locust invasion. Appearing before the committee on public accounts-central government, accountant General Lawrence Semakula said the funds are to be drawn from the Continge...
United Nations Calls For Global Intervention In Locust Invasion

United Nations Calls For Global Intervention In Locust Invasion

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The United Nation (UN) Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has called for international intervention/aid to "avert any threats to food security, livelihoods, malnutrition" so as to mitigate the locus invasion, which is likely to worsen famine levels in parts of Africa. . It requires USD10m for the campaign. Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are struggling with "unprecedented" and "devastating" swarms of the food-eating locusts, the FAO has said, fearing locust numbers could grow 500 times by June, invading neighbouring countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and DR Congo. Ethiopia and Somalia have not faced an infestation on this scale for 25 years, while Kenya has not seen a locust threat this size for 70 years, the FAO said earlier this week. S...
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