The Mongu Municipal Council (MMC) has been prompted to hold a dog control stakeholders preparatory meeting following a concern by some ward councillors over the increase in the number of dog bites in the District.
The worry from councillors was revealed in a dog control meeting that was held at Mongu Civic Centre on Tuesday 21 of February, 2022, chaired by Acting Town Clerk Gabriel Luyi.
It was disclosed that the high cases of dog bites could be attributed to the increase in stray dogs in Mongu Town.
Mr. Luyi said it was vital to make people appreciate that eliminating stray dogs is a smooth control of dog population and a preventive measure of getting infected with the deadly rabies diseases after dog bites if left an attended to by victims.
Meanwhile; Mongu District Veterinary Officer Mukuni Mubita called for the application of the 2019 approach strategy of the dog control activities where sensitization, registration, vaccination, tagging, tie-up order, destruction and disposal of carcasses were done.
“So far five cases of rabies have been recorded this year,“ he added.