Uganda deploys Army to contain armyworms invasion

Kampala: Taking the help of an Army, Uganda is trying to stop the attack of armyworms. It has affected sugarcane and other crops grown on 13000 acres in East Africa, reports local media.

Prime Minister Robina Nabhanja told Parliament that the government has trained 1000 military personnel to fight the locust invasion. We have also deployed inspectors for surveillance and guide about pest control, he said.

According to the government, the locust has spread over 40 districts affecting crops grown in the country.

“The windy and dry weather along with delay in rainfall is helping is spreading the disease and the government is taking steps to control it,” said Agriculture minister Bright Reamirama.


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