MoA reserves P100 million for FMD

Acting director of Dep ... PIC -Lesedi Mkhutshwa
Acting director of Dep ... PIC -Lesedi Mkhutshwa

FRANCISTOWN: With a budget running into P100 million at its disposal, the Ministry of Agriculture will be rolling its sleeves following the Foot and Mouth Disease detection in Zone 6(b) in North East District (NED).

The Agric ministry revealed its intention to fight the current bout of the infectious cloven-hoofed animal disease during Thursday's press conference held at Thapama Hotel.

The Foot and Mouth (FMD) outbreak was discovered following clinical tests conducted in cattle at Zone 6(b) on August 22 after an observant farmer at Butale village in Tsamaya extension area noticed suspicious signs in his cattle that were inevitably positive.

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