Tanzania to auction 10,000 cows seized from Ugandan, Rwandan herders
Tuesday November 14 2017
Tanzania claims thousands of hectares of its land is being destroyed by cattle from neighbouring countries. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Tanzania will sell-off more than 10,000 head of cattle belonging to Ugandan and Rwandan herders that was seized after crossing the border.
Tanzania claims thousands of hectares of its land is being destroyed by animals from neighbouring countries, putting its water sources, roads and green pastures at risk.
After the sell-off of 1,325 cattle last month, Kenya, through its EAC minister Phyllis Kandie, sent a letter to Tanzania saying the auctions threaten cultural harmony and integration as envisaged by the six-member states bloc.