Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Monkey Bounty update: Eighty Monkeys Killed in Mukono

EIGHTY monkeys have been killed and their tails collected in Koome islands in Mukono district, the sub-county chief, Patrick Mukasa, has said.

Joel Ogwang writes that about 50 residents who killed the monkeys got sh160,000 each.

Sub-county authorities recently set up a sh2m bounty for all the monkeys killed and their tails collected.

The money was secured from the government under the National Agricultural Advisory Services to kill the monkeys that were eating crops like maize.

For each monkey tail presented, one receives sh2,000.

Story here.
Bounty story here.

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