Day old chicks seized in Mufulira

 Day old chicks seized in Mufulira

The Department of Fisheries and Livestock in Mufulira has confiscated 2, 100 day old chicks at Mokambo border which were destined for export.

Mufulira District Fisheries and Livestock Coordinator, Mebelo Wamulume said this follows government’s suspension of issuance of permits in July this year at all border selling points for day old chicks, hatching eggs and stock feed.

The department got a tip off from the Zambia Revenue Authority that an unidentified person was trying to export day old chicks out of the country, the  chicks which were confiscated, were later disposed off,” he said.

And Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Veterinary Officer, Stephen Mukupa said that farmers need to ensure they follow the right procedures when exporting their products.

Dr Mukupa said therefore the ban to export day old chicks, hatching eggs and stock feed still stands.

“Before crossing the border to another country, a person is supposed to have a stock movement permit, sanitary certificate, and export permit of which the unidentified person did not have,’ ’he said.

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