Locusts finally in Uganda through the North.
Northern Uganda – Desert locusts,which have ravaged parts of Kenya and Somalia, have entered Uganda. According to State Minister for Karamoja Affairs Moses Kizige, the locusts entered the country through Abwalinga and Ngongosowon villages in Amudat Sub County, Amudat District, on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
Amudat is a town in Northern Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial center of Amudat District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.
Billions of desert locusts are swarming across eastern Africa—mainly affecting Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia but likely to spread further. The swarms are massive; one of the largest in Kenya is about 37 miles long and 25 miles wide. For reference, that could cover more than half of Long Island.
While speaking on the thirty-ninth Anniversary of Tarehe Sita in Nakaseke district on Feb 6,2020,recently President Museveni said government will buy planes to fight against locusts.
This follows Parliament confirmation that Shs15 billion budget has been set aside as contingency to fight the spread of locusts.
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has called an emergency meeting of relevant political leaders & technical officers at 7 pm to immediately swing into action.