FOOD SECURITY THREATENED

Input of experts like Busia’s Mulomi can help in locust control

Deputy governor is former MD of global locust control firm

In Summary

• There should be concerted efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture to rope in all experts in the field of combating locusts. 

• They have practical knowhow and can surely give some useful input.  

A pupil walks past a swam of locusts which invaded North Horr Primary School in Marsabit.
DESTRUCTIVE: A pupil walks past a swam of locusts which invaded North Horr Primary School in Marsabit.
Image: COURTESY

The locust menace is indeed hurting the country’s food security gains and threatens more damage. The Ministry of Agriculture should rope in all experts including Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi.

Mulomi is the immediate former Managing Director of the International Red Locust Control Organisation for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCO-CSA).

Over the years, he led the war against locust invasions in the entire Central and South African region–Zambia, Malawi, South Africa and Angola.

They have practical know-how and can give some useful input.

 

Alan Masakhalia

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