MILK VENDORS WARNED AGAINST USING PLASTIC CONTAINERS
By Yosam Gucwaki
The state minister for Animal husbandry and Industry, Joy Kabastsi has warned milk vendors against keeping their milk plastic containers.
Kabatsi sounded the warning Thursday 29th June 2017 while presiding over the milk month celebrations held at Masindi booma grounds.
She asked milk sellers to partner with Dairy Development Authority (DDA) such that it can be able to provide them with Cans noting that people who are dealing in milk vending should desist from selling contaminated milk to the people.
The milk month is always celebrated in June every year and it was celebrated under them: Adopting technologies to enhance milk production and consumption.
Speaking during the same function, Joy Zaribwenda the Executive Director, Dairy Development authority, explained that the essence of bringing the celebrations to Masindi was to create awareness to the people in th e district on milk handling adding that as DDA they had got
information that milk sellers in Masindi, sell milk using Jerrycans.
She advised the area residents to embrace the water collection milk which was established in Masindi by Dairy Development Authority.
Kassimu Kabagonza, the Vice chairperson Masindi district, pointed out challenges affecting the livestock industry in Masindi citing foot and mouth disease as the major problem they are facing.
He added that all neighboring districts are battling with the disease now.
He also asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry to increase on the staff in the veterinary office saying that the ones they have now are very few for the district.
During the same celebrations, Fresh dairy gave out milk to the seven schools in Masindi municipality and they include Masindi Army Barracks primary school, Masindi army day primary school, Biizi primary school, Karujubu primary school, Kigulya primary school, Masindi town model
primary school and Kabalega primary school.
Vincent Omoth, from fresh dairy explained that they did this as one way of giving back to the community adding that they targeted the young generation such that they can have good health by teaching them the importance of milk on human life.