DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) — Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa announced on Friday that plans were underway to create clinical laboratories for livestock in all livestock keeping districts.
“The clinical laboratories will be used to diagnose and treat animal diseases,” Majaliwa said in Ngorongoro district in Arusha region.
A statement by the Prime Minister’s Office quoted Majaliwa as saying that the creation of the livestock laboratories will be part of the implementation of the ruling party’s election manifesto for 2020-2025.
“We have made plans aimed at improving the well-being of livestock keepers and their animals, including earmarking green pastures for their animals,” said Majaliwa in the statement.
According to the statement, Majaliwa added that the ruling party will continue improving the environment for raising livestock across the east African nation.
In July, the government launched a national vaccination campaign against 13 major livestock diseases in a move aimed at protecting the animals.
The vaccination campaign was launched in Mkalama district in Singida region against 13 diseases of foot and mouth disease, rabies, rift valley fever, said the statement.
Tanzania has about 33.4 million cattle, 21.29 million goats and 5.65 million sheep. The livestock sector in 2019 grew by 5 percent year on year. Enditem