The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr Frank Tumwebaze has directed district veterinary Officers to introduce penalties for people moving unauthorized animals.
The minister said these are the people who were responsible for moving animals disease from one place to another.
Tumwebaze together with the Minister of State for Animal Industry, Col Bright Rwamirama on Friday dispatched another 608,000 doses of FMD vaccines and other equipment to Districts Veterinary Officers.
Last year, the Minister handed over 500,000 FMD vaccine doses to District Veterinary Officers (DVOs) during an event held at the National Animal Disease Diagnostic and Epidemiology Centre (NADDEC) in Entebbe.
It has affected districts such as Rakai, Sembabule, Lyantonde, Kyotera, Gomba, Kiruhura and Mbarara. Others are Isingiro, Ibanda, Kamwenge, Bulambuli, Kazo, among others.