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Cabinet Moves To Amend Animal Diseases Act

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Cabinet has passed the principles for the amendment of the Animal Diseases Act 1964.

The bill, according to the ICT and national guidance minister, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, seeks to address the gaps that have been identified in the current framework for animal prevention and control.

These include; effecting measures to effectively control and prevent diseases affecting animals (livestock, wildlife, aquatic animals, productive entomology and microbial species).

It also seeks to promote the quality and safety of food of animal origin as well as enhance trade in animals and their products.

“We want to align the Act with the world organisation for animal health guidelines, standards, regulations and recommendations. It will also strengthen prevention and control of animal diseases to meet national and international sanitary measures,” Baryomunsi said.

He was speaking to journalists at the Uganda Media Centre this Tuesday, August 2. 

The proposed amendments are among the decisions that were taken by Cabinet on Monday, August 1.

Meanwhile, Cabinet also resolved to commemorate International Youth Day which will be celebrated this month under the theme, “Integrational solidarity; the role of youth in the implementation of the Parish Development Model.”

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