The Department of Livestock held a one-day workshop at the Irririki Island Resort today to discuss changes within the department.

Since establishment as a separate Department within the MInistry of Agriculture, the department has come under pressure to cater for the increased demands on the department's services, especially to rural communities.

This translates to demands on its human resource and this among other things needs to be strengthened.

Director of the department, Lonny Bong told VBTC News that there is on-going work on drafting policies and especially bills to be presented to parliament.