URA Visits Uganda’s Animal Genetic Resource Centre

Togo national team coach, physician Tom Saintfiet has made good on his threat to completely drop embattled star striker Emmanuel Adebayor from the Hawks nest after he released a list of 23 players who will take part in the upcoming crucial World Cup qualifier against Uganda without the striker.

“Discipline is important both for the players, pilule the staff, viagra 100mg etc. Discipline is everything to me. All players must be proud to be selected and accept the rules. I want each player to know it’s special to be selected for his country,” the coach told Togolese media.

Kossi Agassa who is just returning from injury is also missing in the Belgian-born coach’s squad.

Among the surprise debutants include  Kodjovi Dadzie of Gomido FC (Togo) and Mawuena Kwami Franck who plies his trade in Mali with giants Stade Malien.

Ivan Bukenya’s teammate and striker at Kaizer Chiefs Abraw Camaldine has also made a return together with Semassi fc’s Donou Kokou. The defender was responsible for Uganda’s 1-0 loss at Namboole.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Mensah Cédric (SR Colmar, FRANCE) , Djehani N’guissan (Dyto FC, TOGO), Yakoubou Nouridine (Semassi, TOGO).

Defenders:: Mamah Abdul Gafar (Dacia Chisenau, Moldovia), Akakpo Serge (Trabzon 1461, Turkey), Amevor K. Mawouna (Notts County, England), Djene Dakonam (Alcorcon, Spain) Donou Kokou (Semassi, TOGO),

Nouwoklo Kossivi (As Togo Port, TOGO), Ouro-Akoriko Sadate (Al Faisaly, S.Arabia), Bossou Vincent (Young Africans, TANZANIA), Dadzie Kodjovi (Gomido, TOGO)

Midfielders:Romao Alaixys (Olympique de Marseille , FRANCE), Ayité Floyd (SC Bastia, FRANCE), Womé Dové (Supersports), Eninful Akoété (Doxa Katakopias, Greece), Atakora Lalawele (Helsingborg, Sweden), Dossevi Matthieu (Standard de Liège, Belgium), Gakpé Serge (Genoa FC, Italy)

Forwards: Ayité Jonathan (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Mawuena Kwame Franck (Stade Malien, MALI), Abraw Camaldine (Kaizer Chiefs),  Placca Fessou Euloge Meme (Oosterzonen, Belgium).

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers Africa Zone (2nd Round 1st Leg and 2nd Leg):

Thursday, 12th November 2015: Togo Vs Uganda – Kegue Stadium, Lome

Sunday, 15th November 2015: Uganda Vs Togo – Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, 4pm

Charges: 20,000/-, 50,000/-, 120,000/-
The Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General, viagra 60mg Doris Akol, medical on Thursday led a group of journalists and officials from URA on a tour to the National Animal Genetic Resource Center and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) facilities in Entebbe, more about Uganda.

The Purpose of the visit, according to Akol was to show the public where and how part of the collected revenue is put to use.

NAGRC&DB being a fully funded government entity suited much in this mission.

Akol told journalists that it was not good to always give figures of how the authority spends the taxpayers money thus the need to actually show where it goes.

The National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank is an organization under the Ministry of Agriculture that supports the implementation of the national Animal breeding policy.

At the embryo fertilizing facility

The institution carries out cross breeding to improve animal yields

According to Dr. Daniel Kiwanuka Semambo, the director of the organization, this is done through conservation of indigenous animal genetic resources.

The Executive Director said the center also collects, generates, processes and stores information related to animal breeding and production.

The tour started from the semen collecting area where we were shown how semen is extracted from bulls and processed before artificial insemination is done.

An official explains how semen is collected from the bulls

An official explains how semen is collected from the bulls

The veterinary doctor in charge, told Journalists that prior to carrying out Artificial insemination as a way of genetic material production, a selection of healthy breeding bulls is made.


The Semen was collected from the bull by the use of an artificial Vagina(AV)

He added that Nitrogen is used to freeze semen for storage as it is moved to different farms across Uganda.

Explaining why artificial insemination and cross breeding was being done at the facility, Dr Wilberforce Kifudde, the Technical Manager production, said it was a solution to low yielding breeds which are a major constraints’ in Uganda’s dairy sector.

A human being should consume 56kg of meat and consume 200 liters of milk in a year, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization.

“Improving productivity through cross breeding is what the National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) is mandated to do,” Kifudde explained.

He added that the centre makes different improved animal breeds by artificially inseminating and carrying out embryo transplants.

Officials and Journalists witness the actual process of inserminating a cow

Officials and Journalists witness the actual process of inseminating a cow

At the embryo fertilizing facility, Dr Jackson Mubiru said embryos are fertilized within the improved animal breeds and are then moved to other cattle that act as surrogate mothers.

The centre also uses sexed semen to get heifers that are then distributed to farmers thus increasing the available improved breeds.

Kroiler project

The Commissioner General also paid a visit to the Kroiler project under the NAGRC&DB.

At the Kroiler farm

At the Kroiler farm

A Kroiler Chicken is bred with indigenous traits. It grows faster and lays more eggs than the local chicken.

The Kroiler breed originated from Kegg Farms in India.

According to Mubiru, Kroilers grow faster, putting on 1kg for hens and 1.5kg for cocks by three months and 3kg and 4kg respectively by six months.

He revealed that unlike the local chicken, Kroilers are aggressive and feed continuously.

“This explains why they put on weight faster than the local breeds,” he said.

Akol, who looked impressed and didn’t break a sweat throughout the tour, commended the National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank for the job they are doing to improve the agricultural sector.

The director of the center noted that the lack of a development budget was one of the challenges faced at the centre.

He said that the organization has a lot to achieve once it gets enough funds.


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