Southern Province to get 260 dip tanks

GOVERNMENT is expected to construct and rehabilitate 260 dip tanks in various districts of Southern Province to control livestock diseases.
Provincial acting agricultural co-ordinator Max Choombe said the construction of dip tanks will be complemented with boreholes as a source of water.
Dr Choombe said Government is committed to preventing livestock disease outbreak in the province to help boost the agricultural sector.
“There will be no excuses from farmers [in Southern Province] that there are no accessible dip tanks for their animals …The 88 dip tanks will cover-up the gaps in various areas, while the old 172 dip tanks will be rehabilitated,” he said.
Dr Choombe said Government has made it mandatory for farmers to be dipping animals on a regular basis to curb outbreaks which are a threat to the livestock sector.

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