The abattoir employs 56 butchers who have scaled down on the number of slaughtered cows due to poor hygiene. According to the butchers, the number of livestock slaughtered at the abattoir has reduced from 10 to 5 daily.
Butchers in Bugembe town council, Jinja district have raised
concern over the poor hygiene conditions of the abattoir.
The abattoir employs 56 butchers who have been forced to scale down on
slaughtering livestock due to poor hygiene. The number of livestock slaughtered at
the abattoir has reduced from 10 to 5 daily.
Wilson Muwambi, the abattoir chairperson says that the current rains have worsened the
situation. He says that the animal waste is sometimes washed away by the rains resulting into a bad stench.
Muwambi adds that the council authorities
have also been approached to improve on garbage collection in vain.
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Hamza Mudeebo, a butcher says that
the abattoir is too small to handle the number of animals slaughtered there.
“Our abattoir is occupied on half an acre of land and reserving a
garbage pit means infringing on the limited space, therefore we opt to
slaughter animals in the Jinja municipal council abattoir where hygiene
standards are better,” he said.
Majeran Luboyera, the principal town clerk says that the council is in the final
stages of relocating the abattoir to a new site.
Luboyera however, says that the contractor is repairing the defects on the new abattoir before it is commissioned.