By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The RDC Sheema district Mr. Frank Kyerere has warned the district veterinary staff to be serious on their work since their salaries were increased beyond those of RDCs and CAOs.
“I have no problem with you getting higher salaries more than me and the CAO, but work for it. Some of you sleep in Rwampara, Bushenyi and others in Mbarara, you are supposed to sleep at your work station,”Kyerere noted.
The RDC said these while closing a one day workshop for Government and private Veterinary staff held at Sheema district headquarters.
The workshop was organized by National Drug Authority in conjunction with Sheema district vet. Officer Dr. Joseph Amanya.
Kyerere noted that some of the veterinary staff don’t inspect meat, not to talk of advising farmers correctly on which drugs to use when animals are sick among others.
Dr. Wilfred Opira from NDA headquarters advised veterinary extension workers to be vigilant while doing their job such that they are not challenged by farmers who use internet to research about drugs and other animal related issues.
He urged farmers to use proper acaricides to prevent death of animals advising them to always consult veterinary staff for more assistance.
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