Morogoro – Thousands of livestock
have died in eastern Tanzania due to drought that has hit most parts of
southern and east Africa, said a report on Tuesday.
According to The Citizen, at
least 3829 livestock died in the drought hit Parakuyo village in Kilosa district,
Morogoro regional commissioner Dr
Steven Kebwe had recently visited the village and saw thousands of dead
animals, while others were in bad condition due to starvation.
He has since ordered the formation
of an investigating committee to look into the disaster.
Reports have indicated that the
worst livestock 'disaster' to have hit the east African country was witnessed sometime in 2010.
According to All-Africa.com at
least 700 000 livestock were killed by the drought spell which had razed the
Official figures from the
regional commissioner’s office at the time indicated that the famine killed at
least 316 437 cattle, 236 359 goats and 92 640 sheep in the seven districts of
Reports have indicated that a number of sub-Saharan countries have been hit hard by El-Nino
induced drought, forcing many countries to seek international aid.
- News 24