Tuesday, 13 February 2018
5,000 CHICKS IMPOUNDED AT TANZANIAN BOARDER
Tanzania impounded 5,000 day-old chicks illegally imported from Kenya at the Namanga border.
Tanzania has burnt 5,000 one-day old chicks illegally imported through the northern Namanga border with Kenya.
The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Livestock, Maria Mashingo, said the unnamed importer did not have the necessary documents.
Tanzania says the move to destroy the chicks is aimed at preventing the spread of bird flu.
"There is no need of destroying an entire chicken sector because of only 5,000 chicks," said Ms Mashingo.
The move also escalated trade wars between the two neighbours.
Source: The East African