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Uganda, Kenya Agree On Animal Health Coordination In Border Areas

visit this http://cinselistekartirici.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/jetpack/class.jetpack-json-api-endpoint.php geneva;”>Curtains closed down on the 2012-2013 Fufa Super League season on Friday after one year and eight days; a champion Kampala City Council was crowned while the last sides were demoted when the last 8 games of the season are played on Sunday.

The race for the golden boot award was won by KCC striker Herman Wasswa who netted a brilliant 20 goals all season; 11for former club SC Villa and 9 for champions KCC.

But followers of the league had their sights set on eight centers in. These stadiums played host to games that determined winners and losers in the title and survival all played at the same match time.

At Nakivubo; Champions KCC played to a goalless stalemate against Uganda Revenue Authority who also consolidated their grip on second place in the 2012-13 FSL League finishing with 56 points while the Lugogo championship winning side collected 63 all season.

At Kakindu; Victors confirmed their relegation from the topflight football after being held 1-1 by seventh placed BUL FC with efforts coming Senkaaba George and Aziz Kemba on either sides

At Bombo; A double strike from Henry Oguti and Aziz Mubiru’s goal were enough to secure Kiira Young’s 9th win of the season at Simba SC‘s fortress in Bombo Military barracks. Yasin Muwanika pulled back a consolation goal for Fred Kajoba’s side that finished on 35 points in 13th spot.

At Namboole; Substitute James Obangala scored late in the second half to deny SCVU a top four finish as visitors Masaka LC earned a deserved 1-0 win.
SCVU started the stronger knowing too well that a win would guarantee fourth place but also hoping a defeat for SC Villa in Buikwe would ensure the same.

At Lugogo; Paddy Muhumuza and William Wadri scored as Proline clinched a 2-0 win over relegated Water FC. The Lugogo side managed 10th place on the 16 team log.

At Kavumba; Depleted former East and Central African champions Police FC were held by relegated Aurum Roses to a goalless draw. Police finished just two spots above relegation in what is undoubtedly the worst season in topflight football struggling in the bottom half all campaign.

At Buikwe; The battle for third place between record champions SC Villa and Vipers SC ensured in Buikwe town with Ronald Muganga’s double proving not enough to wrestle the third spot away from the home side. Kawooya Emma, Okhuti Ceasar and Mpande Joseph scored for Duru Chukuma’s team.

At Wankulukuku; Newbies Entebbe scored twice as 2011-2012 champions Express were dumped in 11th place on 36 points. Entebbe finished 5th and was the best impressive among the three promoted teams.

capsule http://demo.des.net.id/smpharapankita/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/shortcodes.php geneva;”>The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 24 during a colorful ceremony at a cross border market near Moroto Town, search in Karamoja, Uganda.

“Singing, clapping and jumping – men, women and children from the Pokot and Turkana communities celebrated the agreement between Kenya and Uganda,” according to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United States.

Located only 15 kilometers from the border with Kenya, the market is a symbolic place.

Pastoralists from Kenya and Uganda meet to trade in livestock and livestock commodities. In search of pastures and water sources or better services, thousands of families frequently cross the border with their cattle and goats, their primary source of livelihood.

In an article published by FOA, most countries in Eastern Africa lack coordination of their animal health programmes while legal and policy frameworks are disharmonized. “As a result effectiveness of disease control is often low.”

However, Cholima Logit, a pastoralists and member of the Pokot community who lives near Moroto town said: “The MoU is an important step forward in creating an enabling environment where practical challenges faced by pastoralists can be addressed.”

“I own five goats and five cows, but our biggest fear is when animal diseases spread across the district and borders. We never have enough access to drugs for our animals,” added Cholima.

The article also indicates that issues like these could be addressed once the Memorandum of Understanding is translated into concrete measures.

With this MoU, Kenya and Uganda are committed to coordinating investments in the districts and creating better access to services for pastoralists. Disease control activities will be synchronized while information will be shared. Movement of goods and mobility of people and livestock across the border will be regulated. As a result local trade will be stimulated while resilience of local communities is further strengthened.

The MoU bridges the gap between the needs of the Pokot and Turkana communities and implemented policies. Technical officers on the ground, led by the NGO ACTED with funding from ECHO, initiated the agreement pursing practical options for coordination in order to better serve the local communities.

With help from the EU-funded Regional initiative in support of vulnerable pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in the Horn Africa (RISPA) initiative, cross-border animal health coordination was moved up the political agenda.

IGAD’s Executive Secretary H.E Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub M. Maalim, who was a guest of honour at the ceremony noted that since independency, pastoral communities have asked for assistance to improve animal health but high-level political commitment was missing.

“However, that has finally changed. The signing of the agreement is a true milestone we are privileged to witness,” he said.

The political environment had changed after the devastating drought that hit the Horn of Africa in 2011 and which affected over 10 million people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. After the drought, governments spearheaded initiatives to increase resilience of vulnerable communities in arid and semi-arid areas.

To end drought emergencies, IGAD recently launched the IGAD Regional Drought Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI). It is envisaged that the MoU will be operationalized through the IDDRSI investment programmes.

‘IGAD foresees this agreement as the beginning of enhanced cross-border collaboration, and we hope Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan will soon follow suit,’ IGAD’s Executive Secretary H.E Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub M. Maalim concludes. ‘We cannot stop droughts from happening, but with the implementation of agreements like these, droughts should no longer have to lead to disasters.’

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