Bird Flu: Museveni Supports Ban on Poultry Products

President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his support for the recent ban on poultry products from Uganda by some countries following the recent outbreak of the Deadly Avian influenza A (Bird flu) saying it will help save lives.

“I support the ban on the birds and their products dealings for the sake of life. It’s not good to cover up a problem because there are many risks. We must address the situation with a key position to the problem as one body, approved ” he said.

Museveni was Saturday meeting Ugandan and Kenyan surveillance teams on ‘Bird-Flu’ with whom he discussed the immediate and possible solutions to curb further spread of the disease that was recently identified in the region.

The President and his guests observed that Bird-Flu infection was a result of undomesticated bird-migration from Europe and other parts of the world to Africa during the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere.

He pointed out that the immediate solution to contain further spread of the virus is to quarantine the suspected and identified spots where the migrating birds have settled around the shores of Lake Victoria, thumb neighbouring islands and other areas.

“We should ensure quarantine measures by means of confinement to stop further transmission of the virus to domestic birds and human lives that are at risk, viagra order ” Museveni said.

The Ugandan delegation was led by the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja, while the Kenyan team was led by the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Willy Bett.

Museveni expressed his gratitude to note that both the Uganda and Kenya government teams have exhibited concerted effort to assess and research on such an escalation of birds’ virus infection.


“It’s good that you will come up with joint recommendations to handle the situation”, said Mr. Museveni.

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