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Substantial drop in communal revenues following the outbreak of Rift Valley fever


Aug 3, 2022

KAYANZA August 3rd (ABP) – Butaganzwa commune in Kayanza province (north) was economically affected by the decision banning the marketing and slaughter of cattle and goats a few weeks ago. That is indicated by the administrator of that commune, Mrs. Janvière Kanyana, who makes it known that certain planned development projects have been paralyzed by that epizootic, this was revealed during the interview he gave to a check by ABP.

According to that administrative authority, before the onset of that fever, his commune, which has a livestock market located at Bumba village maker, collected monthly tax revenues exceeding 20 million Burundian francs.

But, she deplores, with the appearance of the said fever, the Butaganzwa commune only collects today revenues varying between 8 and 9 million Fbu, that is a reduction of more than 50% of the expected revenues.

For Mrs. Kanyana, who is also delighted that the Rift Valley fever did not take many heads, commends the measure relating to the importation of doses to vaccinate cattle. In addition, she says she is confident that with the resumption of the marketing and slaughter of cattle, the Butaganzwa commune will be able to pay its employees and carry out certain projects despite the meager tax revenues. As the slaughter of cattle will begin this Wednesday, August 3, 2022, it takes the opportunity to ask breeders to continue permanent stabling, to sell their cows in the places recently fixed and to avoid complacency in the purchase and / or in the consumption of meat from undiagnosed cows.

As in other provinces, it is reported that on Monday, August 1, 2022, the vaccination campaign for cows against Rift Valley fever began.