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Locust Invasion: Govt Spends Shs2.8b on Insecticides

The government has forked out shs2.8billion to procure 10,000litrs of Fenitrothion, a phosphorothioate insecticide widely used for aerial spraying against locusts. This development was revealed on Tuesday by officials from the Ministry of agriculture during a press briefing. Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries' (MAAIF) Permanent Secretary,  Pius Wakabi Kasajja

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Government Secures sh7billion to Fight Locusts

Government has secured shs7billion on top of 15b that was earlier released to help in the fight against desert locusts. Desert locusts entered Uganda on Sunday through Amudat and have since advanced to more than six districts. According to Steven Twibejuka, the commissioner crop protection in the Ministry of Agriculture, the 15b

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Locust Invasion: UPDF Airlifts Pesticides to Karamoja

 Uganda People’s Defense Forces choppers have on Monday started airlifting pesticides and other equipment needed to fight locusts in Karamoja sub-region. According to Charlotte Kemigisha the Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson, two choppers all packed with pesticides and other items have already flown to Karamoja. “The choppers are carrying pumps, pesticides and other

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