Bulambuli district has been battling cattle thefts by suspected Karamojongs rustlers who enter the district through Sebei region. The cattle thefts have intensified since last year leaving livestock farmers in tears.
This has prompted district authorities to advise farmers to brand their animals and install them with microchips for easy tracking in case of thefts.
John Wanade, the Bulambuli District Commercial Officer, says although the military detaches at Kata bordering Bunambutye and Kapchorwa district has helped to curtail the thefts, they need a permanent solution. He says the use of the microchips will help them eliminate animal thefts since they will be able to track their whereabouts.
Peter Paack Pax, the Bulambuli Resident District Commissioner, says branding the animals with micro-chips will make tracking easy. According to Pax, the council has already approved the move to brand cattle in the district.