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importance to the Nkejje fish. Thus the Animal industries and Fisheries minister has
banned the use of fishing nets with small holes. Secondly the authorities, to ascertain
if the local belief that the Nkejje had medicinal value was true, carried out research.
Based on these results national nutrition clinics were established which used Nkejje
to combat various childhood diseases.
The women have asked permission to have artificial ponds to cultivate the fish, but
up to now no help has been offered in this direction. This is mainly because the
government still supports the Nile fish processing and exporting companies despite
their harmful effects to the community.