Nwoya: Farmers ‘fighting’, 2 cows killed, 10 injured

By Norine Lamwaka

Local leaders in Koch Kalang village, Koch Goma sub-county in Nwoya district have advised farmers to live in harmony.

This comes after vegetable farmers accusing animal keepers of destroying their gardens.

Julius Okot, the LC1 chairperson of the village says both livestock farmers and vegetable farmers are striving to elevate poverty and improving their livelihood status and nobody should step on the toes of one another.

He asked them to embrace mutual understanding and coexistence.

The wrangle started after Simon Otto, one of the livestock farmers accused vegetable farmers of being behind the killing of his one cow and leaving eight others injured within the spell of just three days.

George Odong, the secretary for defense of the village advises both parties to embrace dialogue as the only means of solving problems in case something went wrong, other than taking the law into their hands.

Amos Ojok – one of the vegetable farmers threatens to arrest animal that cross into his garden and hand over to the authority than him causing injuries on them.

Koch Goma sub-county LC3 chairperson, John Bosco Okullo, cautioned farmers to desist from acting wildly.

Mr. Okullo added that: “The laws will take its cause against anybody who will be got in criminal act.”

In 2018, one out of the four cows that got injured by unknown people died, and since January up to February this year, over ten animals were injured and two died.

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