Mysterious Disease Kills 1000 Cattle in Lofa

first_imgA mysterious animal disease has allegedly killed 1000 goats and sheep in three small towns and villages of Voinjama and Quardu-Gboni districts in Lofa County.The incident occurred in villages in Kugbomai, Kuluka and Marvin Konnedu.Residents told the Daily Observer that pest control and other insects killing chemicals have been used in the affected areas, but it could not be confirmed if the strange deaths of cattle have any connection.The deaths of the domestic animals hit the consuming public in Voinjama, Kolahun, Foya, Zorzor, Salayea and Vahun districts with reports indicating fear among cattle owners. In separate interviews with butchery operators in Voinjama City, they expressed concern and called on the Ministry of Agriculture’s Lofa Coordination office to institute measures in order to restrict the sale and movement to identify the cause of the mass deaths of cattle.Butchery Proprietor Mohammed B. Sow said “I’m really worried and afraid over the deaths of our domestic animals in our areas and want government’s agriculture and hospital people to do something quickly about this,” Mr. Sow stressed.He explained that the cow, sheep and goats largely depend on the green grass to graze everyday and anything that affects the grass will in turn affects the animals in almost all of the towns and villages.When contacted, Ministry of Agriculture Senior Agriculture Extension Officer J. Borley Dovee, warned against spreading news that the cause of deaths could be chemicals used against the Ebola virus.He assured butchery proprietors and the consuming public that efforts will be put in place to curb the spread of the mysterious disease.Mr. Dovee explained that measures include, restrictions on the movement of domestic animals in and outside of the county and decontamination of the affected areas.Medical personnel assigned at the Telewoyan Memorial Hospital in Voinjama declined comment and noted that they are monitoring the situation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New boy Mustafa sends Gor to Kagame semis

first_imgK’Ogalo who reached the final when they last played in 2015 will face the winner between Azam and Rayon Sport who play in the last quarter final on Monday afternoon.Fighting huge chunks of fatigue playing their third match in less than a week, Gor found themselves trailing after 15 minutes when Lwanga caught out keeper Boniface Oluoch with a rasping shot from distance.Gor had chances to draw back, the first half’s best chances falling on Mustafa who however wasted. First, he was picked out by Godfrey Walusimbi, but he could not put enough sting on his shot which was well collected by the Vipers keeper.Gor Mahia’s George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo vies for the ball with Vipers’ Milton Karisa during the CECAFA Kagame Cup Quarter Finals at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 8, 2018.Ten minutes to half time, the Burundian forward was sent through by Innocent Wafula, but once again he could not muster a way to beat the Vipers Custodian who came out tops in the situation.A few minutes to half time, Gor coach Dylan Kerr was forced into a change, midfielder Ernest Wendo limping out injured and was replaced by Francis Kahata who was returning to the starting team after being left out in their last group match.A change of tempo by the Kenyan representatives in the second half bore fruit after just two minutes, when Tuyisenge got to the end of a Mustafa shot to beat the Vipers keeper.Mustafa thought he had given his side the lead after 64 minutes, but his goal was ruled out for offside. Nonetheless, he made amends for his earlier misses in the 73rd minute when he pounced on a loose ball at the edge of the box to tap home after the keeper spilled Tuyisenge’s shot.Meanwhile in the other quarter final, Tanzanian champions Simba SC progressed to the last four after beating Djibouti’s Ports by a solitary goal.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s new signing Francis Mustafa celebrates his winner against Vipers during the CECAFA Kagame Cup Quarter Finals at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 8, 2018.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 8- Burundian forward Francis Mustafa tapped home from close range in the 73rd minute as Gor Mahia came from behind to beat Ugandan champions Vipers 2-1 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday afternoon to qualify for the CECAFA Kagame Cup semi-finals.Gor were forced to come from behind after Taddeo Lwanga had struck the Ugandans ahead on the quarter hour mark, with Jacques Tuyisenge striking home the equalizer two minutes after the break before Mustafa won the game for the Kenyan champions 17 minutes to the final whistle.last_img read more