Zambian government bans the trading and marketing of pigs in Lusaka
LusakaTimes.com - Nov 26th, 08:32
Government has with immediate effect banned the trading and marketing of pigs and its products to help in the fight against African swine fever.
It has also directed all pork processing plants in Lusaka to stop processing pork.with immediate effect.
This follows an outbreak of African swine fever in Lusaka Province.
Ministry of agriculture and livestock says it will slaughter all the pigs affected and in-contact farms with African swine fever.
Agriculture, Co-operatives and Livestock Minister, Bob Sichinga says the Ministry will destroy all products originating from affected farms.
Mr Sichinga says the ministry estimated that 25,000 pigs will be slaughtered in order to eradicate the diseases to from Lusaka province.
Mr Sichinga has appealed to the famers, traders and the general public to cooperate with the ministry of Agriculture and livestock in the fight against African swine fever.
He said government will compensate affected farmers that will coperate with government’s directive.
He said his ministry is undertaking surveillance measures to determine the extent of the geographic spread, number of farms affected and the number of animals affected by the disease.
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