Kasese District launches fresh fight against Sanga meat


Kasese district authorities have launched a fresh fight against the consumption of sanga meat in an attempt to thwart the spread anthrax that has been reported in some districts of Uganda.

The resolution was reached on Thursday during an emergency District Taskforce Meeting that was aimed at forging the means of preventing anthrax, a disease is transmitted from animals to people or vice versa.

Anthrax outbreak was confirmed on 29 November in Kyotera district.

According to Mr. Justus Nayetegeza Kwezi, the Veterinary Inspector for the Western Region, Kasese is best known for consuming sanga meat because at first the traders would deal in fresh meat but later started smuggling in condemned ones after attaining trading licenses.  

Mr. Stephen Bagonza, the Kasese Acting District Health Officer says the trade of an illegal sanga meat puts the people at higher risks of contracting the disease.

Mr. Girivazio Monday Bwambale, the District Secretary for Social Services indicated that the council had earlier passed a resolution that the trade in sanga meat.

Kasese Municipality Mayor, Chance Kahindo lambasted some sub county chairpersons whom he accused of promoting the trade in the condemned meat.

Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander, SSP Moses Nanoka re-affirmed the commitment of the police to cause arrest of all people dealing in condemned meat.

Kasese District RDC, Lt. Joe Walusimbi who heads the District Taskforce threatened to deal with any politicians that will attempt to challenge the decision taken by the task force.


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