AR-News: Kalangala Eyes Congo Monkey Trade Deal
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Kalangala Eyes Congo Monkey Trade Deal
New Vision (Kampala)
November 24, 2003
Posted to the web November 24, 2003
RESIDENTS of Bukasa in Kalangala district have asked the Government to give
them licences to start exporting monkeys to the DR Congo where there is
They said the high monkey population on the islands was a menace to their
They told area MP, who is also ethics and integrity minister, Tim Lwanga
that the primates were almost pushing them out of farming.
Lwanga was on his routine tour of the constituency recently.
He promised to deliver their requests the concerned authorities.
The residents said they had given up on crops such as bananas, maize and
Wasswa Lugoba, a resident of Bukasa Island, said the estimated 8,000 monkeys
on the island outnumbered human beings.
Lt. Col. Andrew Lutaaya of Tende village said much as it was illegal, he was
bent on killing the vermins.
The New Vision saw at least seven trapped monkeys in people's homes.
Agriculture state minister Kibirige Ssebunya had advised the people to eat
them, but they said monkeys weren't their delicacy.
the wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. he is in front of it - axel munthe
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