The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism did not have fuel during the month of April and therefore could not speedily respond to incidences of human-wildlife conflict. This was said by the chief warden in the ministry, Selma Angolo, when meeting with residents in affected villages who had raised complaints about increased cases of human-wildlife conflict to their crop fields, with the damage allegedly perpetrated by elephants. ‘We are really experiencing the toughest time of our government. It’s really tough as we are requesting funds or donations from projects just to fund for fuel,’ Angolo said, adding that at the same time their vehicles get grounded as they run for a long time without being serviced.
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