A team of OIPA volunteer left Bamenda at 6: 30 am .After facing the huddles of the bad road from Bamenda to Santa which was characterized by dust and a lot of pot holes, we finally arrived Santa at 8:30 and met with officials of the ministry of Livestock Fisheries and animal industries and at Sub divisional delegation of Santa
We were welcomed by the sub divisional delegate of the Ministry of live Stock Fisheries and Animal Industries of the Santa subdivision Mr. Cho Samuel. He thanked us for making the journey despite the bad road. During the 30 minutes meeting with the OIPA team and the official of MINEPIA , He then led us to the upper Ntarre in Santa where we met with owners of working animals that had already arranged as per our previous pervious meeting with the delegation.
At Ntarre , the grazers , famers and owners of working animals gave us a worm welcome and also applauded the sacrifice made by the team not just about the time , but also to climb the mountains to gets to the projects site. They also made mention of the numerous challenges they face during the dry season which also affect the welfare of their animals. On that note, they thanked the delegate and MINEPIA for their ceaseless contribution and support in insuring the welfare of their animals. We are convinced that this initiative and is genuine as you are part of it we are also the convinced that this drugs that will be administered to our animals have been checked and confirm by MINIPIA said the animals owners to sub divisional delegate of MINEPIA . The delegate on his part thanked the greasers for taking our time to part of this initiative and assured them that the ministry is working had to make sure that their animals are in best condition. It is worth noting that we appreciate cordials relationship between farmers and MIMEPIA .
At 10:30 am lecture on animals welfare and how to care for their working animals began. They were thought how to identify when an animal is sick, how to keep their animals under conformable environment, the relationship between humans and animals and how to ensure the welfare of not just working animals, but every animals. One of the most important topics that drew their attention was how to be able to mention a good relation these with animals at all times.
Provide constant medical check to the animals for benefit of both the animal and themselves.
Make proper used of the Ministry of Live Stock Fisheries and Animal Industries and their disposal.
They were very attentive and eager to learn during the excise. After the lectures it was now and interactive discussion with the herdsmen told us their local ways of identifying if their animals are sick. With their collaboration we identified some diseases like ,Foot rot, CRD, liver Fluke ,Mycroplama Rhnitis ,Pnemonis and Endo and Ecto Parasite .
After the lecture, we move immediately to treating some of the working animals. Over 5 horses were given some preventive treatment on CRS, and Pnemonia. Treatment on endo and ecto parasite were also given. Bolus were given to the owners and words of encouragement.
The campaign ended at 5:30 pm with refreshment at the Santa cornerstone join.
Both OIPA delegation, the farmer Sub Divisional Delegate of MINIPIA were happy for a successful campaign .