Uganda to Lose 4 Billion Shillings After Poultry Ban Due to Bird Flu Outbreak

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Uganda is to lose at least sh4 billion in January following a decision by Kenya and Rwanda to ban the importation of her poultry products. The ban came in the wake of a confirmation of an outbreak of the avian influenza commonly known as bird flu in Wakiso, Kalangala and Masaka districts. The poultry Association of Uganda – an organization that brings together major poultry dealers in the country, has urged government to convince its neighbors to lift the ban.