AMUDAT – As the country is battling the coronavirus, another swarm of desert locust has entered the country in Amudat district creating panic among the pastoralist community who had thought they had survive from locust attack.
A swarm of deadly desert locust crossed from Kenya and entered in Amudat by 11 am on Saturday, April 4.
Mr. Waiswa Masokonyi, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Amudat said the locusts have entered in the district disorganizing the community which is being locked as measures to fight the coronavirus.
“We have received again another big swarms of locust this morning and this is a young one it doesn’t look like the first one that entered in the country three month ago,” he said.
Mr. Masokonyi said the current locusts are still young and green unlike the previous ones which were yellow in colour.
Masokonyi said he has informed the ministry of agriculture and the UPDF who have been spraying the locust.
Major John Mugisa, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson said the UPDF was setting off to Amudat to go and fight the locusts.
“We have been informed about it and a team of UPDF soldiers is setting to go to Amudat to deal with the locust,” he said.
He advised the public not to panic saying the governmnet is prepared to deal with every situation that comes a cross.