Livestock vaccination kicks off in Pibor

By Mamas James

Livestock vaccination campaign targeting 790,000 animals and poultry is underway in parts of Greater Pibor Administrative Area.

The exercise which started on 12 June, running until July 8, 2023, is supported by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Speaking to No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper, GPAA agriculture minister, Sabila Joseph said the vaccination drive in Pibor and Verthet counties was necessary to protect animals as rains begin.

“This campaign will help protect our animals from diseases because rains always come with diseases,” she said.

The agriculture official called on residents to get their animals vaccinated.

“Animals in other counties like Likuangole and Gumuruk were vaccinated in April last year. This vaccination will protect animals against cross-infection as herders begin to return with their cattle,” she said.

GPAA’s information minister, Kelang Abraham, lauded the exercise and said it will help strengthen community livelihoods.

“During the rainy season, our animals suffer a lot of problems. So, as a government, we lauded our partners for coming up with this. This will protect our animals and community,” he said.

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