Kenya, Uganda to establish a joint cross border cattle trade

A karimojong herds boy drives cows.

A karimojong herds boy drives cows.

He said establishing a joint cross border livestock market would help to cement relations between the two communities,which in the past. Ebenyo said establishing the joint market was delayed by insecurity,which could not permit developmentto take place in the region.

Turkana county and Karamoja leaders have agreed to set up a joint cross border market to boost livestock trade
among pastoralist communities.
The officials of the two governments resolved this during a working visit to Moroto by the Turkana County government led by the County executive for Tourism, trade and industrialization, Mr. Linus Ebenyo. Mr. said
trade was the only activity lacking between the two communities, which are now peaceful.
He said establishing a joint cross border livestock market would help to cement relations between the two communities, which were at conflict in the past.
Ebenyo said establishing the joint market was delayed by insecurity, which could not permit development to take place in the region.
The Mayor of Moroto Municipality Alex Lemu attributed the current peace in Karamoja to the successful disarmament programme carried out by the Uganda government.
Mr. Lemu also appealed to the Kenyan delegation to pressure their government to disarm the Turkana and Pokot to eliminate insecurity in the region

BY STEVEN ARIONG KARAMOJA, UGANDA






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