Na. Edward Kondela

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (Livestock) Prof. Elisante Ole Gabriel said the government aims to ensure that pastoralists in the country have the best cattle, the best meat producers and milk available through poultry (abortion).

Prof. Gabriel said this in Matebete Village, Mbarali District, Mbeya Region while officially launching a relocation camp in the village for pastoralists of the Maasai community and urging them to stop herding practices and have better and more productive cattle while focusing more on women in the country. modern animal husbandry.

“This is a great achievement and I would like to ask other mothers in Tanzania to follow the example of fellow Maasai mothers who decided to raise modern cattle by having better cattle. We cannot continue in the old pastoralism. ” He said Prof. Gabriel

Prof. Commenting on the benefits of rehabilitation, Gabriel said that the method of fertilizing the cows through the fallopian tubes is important in improving the quality of the animals in order to create a better race and breeding for the cows.

He explained that the rearing is important as the breeder can choose the cow he wants and its quality as well as control the diseases of the herd for the bulls to raise many cows at one time.

To encourage Maasai pastoralists in Matebete Village, Mbarali District, Mbeya Region, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries said the pastoralists who will support the first 1,000 cows will be funded by the ministry as part of the launch and strengthening of relocation camps.

For his part, the Acting Director of Production and Marketing from the Ministry of Livestock, Mr. Stephen Michael said the ministry has been working closely with the people, which has led to the establishment of a mobilization camp in Matebete Village and the testing of cattle before the seed is transplanted.

The Livestock Officer from the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Mr. Fadhil Chamwazi added that rehabilitation camps aim to encourage pastoralists to use the rehabilitation service and to empower the pastoralist community and experts on the benefits of rehabilitation.

Bw. Chamwazi said the exercise started in the financial year 2019/20 and for the year 2020/2021 it was launched in Tabora region and now in Mbeya Region in Matebete Village and noted that the criteria are considered for cattle before transplantation through a fallopian tube , experts check the health of the cow as well as taking into account its age and appearance.

And some Maasai pastoralists in the village are happy with the exercise and ask the government to continue to provide them with more education and inform them of the best ways to raise the best modern cattle so that they can get positive results in their farming.