The veterinarians of Milk Collection Center’s cooperatives training was officially closed 22 May 2012.

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29 veterinarians of Milk Collection Centers (MCC) cooperatives from four zones of the Eastern Province (Bugesera, Gatsibo, Kirehe and Nyagatare) were trained on artificial insemination techniques by Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) a month.

Jaques Mugiraneza, explaining the use of Artificial Insemination (AI) materials

It was officially closed yesterday by providing certificates and Artificial Insemination (AI) materials to the trainees. This training was organized to enhance the production of cattle farming which is one of this province’s economy sectors.

An interview with Jacques Mugiraneza one of the trainees, said the lack of knowledge and skills about this artificial insemination was a challenge to fast the vision. “Now that I am trained, I will do whatever I can to make this training fruitful to my MCC cooperative.” He affirmed.

Dr. Christine KANYANDEKWE, Deputy Director General of Animal Resources Extension in RAB, said that in the expectation rate, every MCC will be developed to be the center of all livestock activities, she asked the veterinarians to be committed to their work to develop their cooperatives which are the target of the sustainable channel of a developed livestock sector, as a base of Rwanda’s economy.

In her speech, Odette UWAMARIYA, the Governor of the Eastern province, said that this province’s vision in terms of economy, is to be self satisfied in exporting livestock to other provinces and outside the country according, she added that this training was not only the opportunity of veterinarians to be skilled and certified, but also every farmer of a local zone should profit more from it.

After being given their certificates, the trainees were given Artificial Insemination (AI) materials that will help them to fulfill the tasks they owe to the farmers, the Governor was thankful to RAB’s initiative to this province. She requested a tight and continuous delivery of good services and well performance from them, that their work is one of the country’s expected guides to development and that they should not base on how many cows they inseminate but on the results the insemination will provide. She concluded promising that the government support will be given where needed.

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