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Poor State of Abattoir Irks Kigorobya Butchers

On average, 10 cows are slaughtered at the abattoir each day for public consumption in the town council and Kigorobya Sub County. The town council charges Shillings 12,000 as slaughter fees for each cow.
A man walks through the dilapdated Abattoir.

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The sorry state of Kigorobya town council abattoir in Hoima district has drawn protest from butchers. They want the authorities to close the facility for operating under filthy conditions.    

Situated in Kigorobya 1 cell South-East Ward, the abattoir that sits on a piece of land measuring approximately 20x20 meters lacks standard hangers and logs for slaughtered animals before and after the beef is weighed.  

The slaughtering slabs have cracked. They hold blood, which attracts flies leaving a strong odor. The abattoir lacks drainage channels, which forces water to mix with animal waste.  

On average, 10 cows are slaughtered at the abattoir each day for public consumption in the town council and Kigorobya Sub County. The town council charges Shillings 12,000 as slaughter fees for each cow.

  Juma Atugonza, a butcher says the abattoir stinks due to uncollected animal dung and improper disposal of blood from slaughtered animals. He says during the rainy season, runoff water mixes with animal waste and runs into people’s residences. 

  //Cue in;” Town Council hanu…    

Cue out:…Ebi ikyo nekora.”//     

Ali Muhumuza, another butcher says the stench, flies and animal waste have become unbearable. He wants the Municipal Authorities to act quickly to save the situation. 

//Cue in;”Nabantu abataka muno…  

Cue out:…Kutwara kubi abantu.”//   

 

Kenneth Aliganyira, another butcher, says they have repeatedly informed the Town Council authorities about the sorry state of the abattoir in vain.  

//cue in;”Town council etu…  

Cue out:…Habwa Rufura runu.”//  

Geoffrey Businge, a resident says when dirty water from the abattoir floods their houses, they are forced to abandon them because of the heavy stench.  

 

//cue in;”Twina kizibu kya…    

Cue out:…nyama bali bayonjo.”// 

Wilberforce Nyemera, another resident of Kigorobya town Council questions the quality of meat from the abattoir.

  //Cue in: ”Town council etuyambe… 

Cue out:…Biri bi tito.”//    

Joshua Byangire, the Mayor Kigorobya town Council, says they are short of funds, adding that they are hunting for Shillings 40 million to purchase a piece of land where a standard and modern abattoir will be constructed.    

 

//Cue in; ”The only problem…  

 

Cue out:…of forty million.”//      

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