Karamoja cattle branding Peace reduces theft

The Uganda government through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has set aside US$8.46 million (USh 2 billion) to carry out electronic cattle branding exercise in Karamoja region.   This was announced by Ketty Namero, the undersecretary in OPM recently during a one-day regional meeting on electronic cattle branding at Mt. Moroto hotel. In 2012, Government launched electronic cattle branding to get rid of cattle rustling in Karamoja. Namero noted that the government branded up to 80,000 cattle in the region during the first phase of electronic branding. TheRead More