NBR livestock owners briefed on CBPP vaccination campaign

Monday, May 09, 2016
The synergy was organised by the Regional Livestock Directorate in Kerewan to solicit the cooperation towards the two months campaign.

Momodou Darboe, acting livestock director for NBR, noted that the cooperation of livestock owners association would complement in ensuring that 75,000 heads of cattle are vaccinated against the disease.

He said the department of livestock services is committed in promoting animal health and ensuring quality meat and milk.

He called on alkalolu to ensure that all foreign cattle are vaccinated against the disease.

Ebrima Bah, president of NBR Regional Livestock Owners Association, thanked regional livestock office in Kerewan for the partnership, noting that the association would provide all necessary support to ensure that all cattle are vaccinated against the transboundary disease.

He noted the previous vaccination has contributed to protection of cattle disease.

Ousman Jallow, public relations officer, and Alhaji Modou Nyang, president of Jokadou cattle association, echoed similar sentiments and called for vigorous campaign among cattle owners and shepherds to ensure a successful campaign.

Tamba S Kinteh, national treasurer of Livestock Owners Association, called on members to mobilise resources to support the sustainability of the association.

Momodou Darboe, acting Regional Livestock Director for NBR, underscored the department of livestock services commitment to promoting animal health, citing the development strategy plan from 2013 - 2017.

The plan would contribute to control CBPP others disease, and enhance animals production and income.

The campaign is 4th of its kind since the confirmation of disease in 2012.

Momodou Darboe was speaking recently at a district sensitisation meetings with stakeholders in livestock subsector and district chiefs ahead of two months vaccination campaign on transboundary CBPP campaign against cattle disease.He noted that vaccination campaign is scheduled to kick-off next week.

NBR Livestock Director disclosed that the campaign target 75,000 heads of cattle and called on Regional Livestock Owners Association, herders and shepherds to be vigilant towards the successful campaign.

He used the moment to thanked Nema project for complementing the department of livestock services in funding the month’s long campaign, noting that it would contribute to food security and sustainable development.

Darboe hailed stakeholders for their support to the previous campaign and renew their support to the vaccination teams.

Author: Abdou Rahman Sallah