The Kisoro district acting Productions officer Dr. Herbert Ngabo Bubasha has warned the communities of Kisoro to desist from buying Pork because of the Standing ban due to Swine Fever disease.
The comments come following the death of more than 250 pigs in the Sub counties of Murora and Kanaba.
“At this point, it is difficult to have the exact statistics however data collected indicates that the two sub counties are still on high alert for Swine fever, please people, let us stay clear of pork”, Dr. Ngabo explained
He further noted that a district wide ban on Pork and other pig products still stands until further notice.
Dr. Ngabo, however commended areas including Bukimbiri, Nyabwishenya and Rubuguri because cases of swine fever have been managed, thanks to adherence from the public.
Dr. Ngabo further castigated stakeholders who have continued to keep a blind eye towards the buying and selling of Pigs for pork despite knowing the ban still exists.
He called on them to double their efforts in preventing the sale of pigs because if the ban continues, people will continue to loss financially and places with clients will lose trust.
What is African swine fever?
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious hemorrhagic viral disease of domestic and wild pigs, which is responsible for serious economic and production losses.
This Trans boundary animal disease can be spread by live or dead pigs, domestic or wild, and pork products; furthermore, transmission can also occur via contaminated non-living objects such as shoes, clothes, vehicles, knives, equipment etc, due to the high environmental resistance of ASF virus.