Up to 25 heads of cattle impounded by Lira Municipal Council last week for allegedly blocking and interfering with traffic in Lira town, are still at the Municipal Council yard.
Lira Municipal Council is still stuck with about 25 heads of cattle that were impounded last week for allegedly blocking and interfering with traffic in Lira town.
More than half of the stray animals had been loitering along Obote Avenue in Lira town despite prior warning to its owners. The animals are being kept at the Municipal yard.
Lira town clerk Ambrose Ocen says he has been sending numerous warning messages to those grazing animals including cattle, goats, pigs and sheep to keep them away from the streets.
Last week, Lira municipal council issued an ultimatum to the owners which expired on Friday afternoon and since then about 25 cattle have been impounded.
Ocen says a circular was issued to those believed to be keeping animals within the town, directing them to take away their animals.
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Ocen said they gave the owners numerous warnings, and deadline but they still fail to remove their animals from court.
Ben Okullu, a boda rider in front of Lira main market could not hide his excitement about the operations saying he has been suffering with animals on the streets.
The most affected roads are Obote Avenue, Balla Road, Oyito Ojok Lane and Ayer Road among other places in Lira town.
Johnson Okwir, the deputy mayor says the animals have caused road accidents, eaten up all the trees grown by people who are tendered to grow them, defecated along the roads and disorganized people’s businesses in the town.
lira stuck with impounded animals