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Elephants Devouring Maize plantations  In Kasese

Over 20 acres of maize were destroyed to nothingness by elephants that escaped from Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kidodo cell central division Kasese municipality.

According to farmers it’s not the first time these elephants to invade their crops; they added that they have been based on their maize gardens in this period of COVID 19 lockdown but elephants have left them in endless tears.

While Salt TV speaking to Seriwayo John the area councilor kidodo cell confirmed that elephants from queen Elizabeth National Park have destroyed over twenty acres of maize, Therefore, he called upon the government to compensate these farmers.

The chairperson LC III central division Safari Martine said that as people of Kasese district are likely to face famine, adding that even farmers have feared going into farming again after their crops being eaten by elephants that break out from the national park.

The warden for community conservation queen Elizabeth national park Joshua Masereka apologized to the farmers for the damages that caused by the elephant, adding that they’re going to do what they can to ensure that areas of Kidodo cells are covered by electricity fences.

He advised the residents to love wild animals not killing them but despite the damages it causes on the crops and properties, he confirmed that compensation now there because the law was signed.

 

 

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