MoA faces difficulties finding market for FMD affected cattle

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently heard that the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) was facing difficulties in finding a market for foot and mouth disease (FMD) affected area products.

PAC had asked the MoA permanent secretary Dr Micus Chimbombi how far the country was in trying to control the FMD and if the ministry was able to find a market for FMD affected area products (meat and cattle).

The MPs asked Chimbombi why his ministry did not quarantine and vaccinate the cattle to avoid the spread of the disease so that people in the region are not negatively affected and also to get the privilege of selling their cattle.

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