Pork Crashers To Starve As Police Impose Quarantine
By Serestino Tusingwire
Renowned porker crashers in Masaka district are in great starvation fears following a crackdown by Police and local leaders aimed at restricting its sale due to an outbreak of swine fever.
Police over the weekend carried out an operation against people who transport pigs in the neighbouring districts in the wake of outbreak of swine fever and resolved stop its sale.
Some residents have resorted to transporting the infected pork in sacks and baskets for sale at the local stalls.
According to Karumba Mukasa, the District Deputy Veterinary Officer, a quarantine imposed to restrict the movement of infected pigs is being violated.
“The swine fever has no drug, and cannot be vaccinated, that’s why the sale and movement of pigs have been restricted,” Dr Mukasa said.
The leaders accuse some butcher men of defying quarantine imposed by the district and warned them to stand action.
They therefore don’t want any further animal transportation beyond 9pm, and whoever is involved in the business must be in possession of a letter from LC1 chairperson.
The affected areas include Bukakata, Kyanamukaka, Buwunga, and Kyabakuza subcounties.