UNMISS Launches Free Livestock Vaccination Campaign In Wau

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, the Bangladesh battalion on Wednesday launched free animals vaccination campaign in Wau State targeting thousands heads of cattle.

UNMISS Launches Free Livestock Vaccination Campaign In Wau
Wau State Minister during the vaccination campaign in Majak [Gurtong photo| James Dimo]

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 13 December 2018 [Gurtong]-The campaign began in Majak, south part of Wau town area and will be extended to the far east and northern parts of Wau town according to Wau State Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resource official.

Bangladesh Wau State Contingent Commander, Col. Majharul Haque however said although cattle vaccination is not one of their mandates in the United Nations apart from peacekeeping, they are also glad to offer the limited resources they have to animal farmers in the country.

“Though we have come here for peacekeeping or peace building but this is not an exclusive job, it is inclusive. Within our limited resources, and capability we are trying to help the local
population because we know that people are suffering from starvation, the children are suffering from malnutrition and the cattle are suffering from scarcity of medicines and other vaccinations,” said Haque.

“We have some limited capability, we have our veterinary doctor with us and since we get this opportunity to serve you people, we will try to continue.”

Wau State, Minister for Agriculture, Animal resources, Hon. Simon Athuai welcomed the move calling it a good achievement for livestock farmers in the State.

“I would like to thank you very much for this very important job you are carrying out in South Sudan- Wau State in particular. We in Wau State, we are cattle keepers and farmers at the same time so the two are very important for us to protect,” said the minister.


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