Deputy Chairperson, I move without notice:
That the Council -
1) notes the outbreak of Newcastle disease, a viral infection that has killed hundreds of chickens in the North West province, in particular in the Greater Taung Local Municipality, the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality and elsewhere;
2) further notes the proactive actions of the provincial department of agriculture and rural development to take measures to control and prevent the spread of the outbreak; and
3) commends the department for its swift actions and urges all veterinarians, farmers and other role-players to report all further cases immediately and to ensure that all chickens are vaccinated to prevent this highly contagious and fatal disease from spreading further.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.