The council’s Livestock Development Officer John Chao told the councillors meeting this week that the number of cattle to be vaccinated is among a total of 120,000 found in the area.
He said the vaccination exercise is expected to begin any time after receiving the vaccine from the zonal offices.
He stressed that the vaccine is a necessity for every herder who will be required to send all their animals during the vaccination period and steps will be taken against herders who will evade this directive.
Closing the councillors’ ordinary meeting, the council’s chairman Ally Minja said the council plans a huge vaccination campaign.
He said the benefits from the vaccination include animals’ good health and council’s revenue generation.
He also said the council plans to establish new weekly cattle auctions in areas with great activities.
Minja, who is also the councillor of Itigi Ward, said areas where the new auctions are planned to be established include Itagata, whose auction will take place every Monday and Rungwa where the auction will take place every Saturday.
“I ask the management to go out and work on the modalities so that the auctions begin and our hope is that once they start operating the council’s income will be beefed up.