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Uganda prepares for Desert locusts

Locusts arrive

The Desert Locusts are now only 4kms away from Uganda on the Kenyan side bordering Amudat.  According to the District Agricultural Officer Amudat, by yesterday Sunday 9th the locusts were currently in a place called Kiwawa  only an hour away from Uganda.

They are predicted to approach AMUDAT District through Abwalinga and Ngongosowon villages of AMUDAT Sub county.
An emergency meeting chaired by the Rt Hon Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda yesterday decided that the government is going to deploy the UPDF to fight the menace.

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