NTUNGAMO– As Uganda joins the rest of World in celebrating the World Veterinary Day, the government has been tasked to enhance the salaries of Animal Health professionals to commensurate with that of the scientists in the same bracket.
This was revealed by the president Uganda Veterinary Association Dr. Kasibule Daniel on Friday 29th April 2022 at the celebrations that were being held at Kyamate playground in Ntungamo Municipality under the Theme “Strengthening Veterinary resilience”.
Dr. Daniel said that the government should fast track implementation of presidential directive for the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to take charge of veterinary drugs regulation and control.
The Minister of State for Animal Industry Hon. Rwamirama Bright in a speech read for him by Dr. Anne Rose the commissioner Veterinary said that the government is set to increase the amount of vaccines available to control the priority animal diseases in the country.
This according to Reamirama is to provide facilitation for vaccination activities, improve funding for disease control activities, provide transport means for veterinary extension work, ensure availability of diagnostic facilities in all the districts, and to ensure that the remuneration for veterinarians in commensurate with the service they offer.
The success of the celebrations was spearheaded by the Ntungamo District veterinary Officer in conjunction with the zonal veterinary staff.
The cerebration was also attended by Ankole western University Students, Ntungamo District RDC Kada Mucunguzi, Deputy RDC Ntungamo District Kamuntu Robert, LC V Chairperson Ntungamo District, Dr. Jeanne Bukeka Muhindo of National Drug Authority, Alice Namatovu a representative of FAO Uganda among others.