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Hoima Leaders respond to rampant chimpanzee attacks in the district

Hoima District leaders in a meeting on Monday, December 20, 2021 at the district headquarters in Hoima

HOIMA, UGANDA: The Hoima district council leaders have asked the Hoima district CAO to write to the management of UWA requesting them to make an immediate intervation to the on going chimpanzee attacks in the district.

Swaibu Nyangabyaki the Hoima district councilor for Bulindi Town council and also doubles as the Hoima district speaker says chimpanzee attacks have become rampant in the district and therefore there is need for the stakeholders to take action.

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“As district leaders, we have to ensure safety of our people and their properties so the issue of chimpanzee attacks in the district should be dealt with maximum efforts”. Nyangabyaki said.

Nyangabyaki’s plea comes few days after chimpanzees attacked people’s families twice early this month.

Recently a stray chimpanzee attacked a 4 year old boy identified as Abel Wamara a son to Violet Tuhaise all residents of Mparangasi village in Kyabigambire Sub county in Hoima District and left the young with several injuries on his private parts.

Another 5 year old boy identified as Jonah also a resident of Mparangasi village in Hoima District was also attacked by a stray chimpanzee which left him with several wounds on his stomach.

According to the council members, the chimpanzees also made attacks in Kitoba Sub county in Hoima District and Bujumbura in Hoima West city division.In the council meeting held at the Hoima district headquarters in Kasingo, the motion was supported by all members who also directed the Hoima district CAO to write to UWA asking them to make an immediate response on this matter.

Hillary Tumusiime the Hoima district councilor for Kyabigambire Sub county supported the idea and said the chimpanzees have destroyed several farms in Kyabigambire.

“Many residents are in great fear due to their attacks, and also we are speculating farmine break out in Kyabigambire Sub county since the chimpanzees have destroyed many crop gardens in the area so we are hereby asking UWA Officials to come and rescue our people”. Tumusiime said.

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