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Njeru Municipal Butchers Reject Abattoir

The abattoir was constructed at Bulyankuyege in Nyenga Division at 65 million shillings.
Mudasiru Tenywa, the abattoir caretaker standing inside at it's main gate. The abattoir has taken three months without oparating since the commissioning.

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Butchers in Njeru Municipality, Mukono District have refused to relocate to a new abattoir.

The abattoir was constructed at Bulyankuyege in Nyenga Division at 65 million shillings.

However, the butchers say that the municipal authorities did not consult them before setting up the facility. They also argue that the slaughter slab is small and the distance from Njeru Central to the abattoir is far.

 

Wasswa Mukooza, the Butcher Chairperson at Nakibizi says the abattoir was poorly located in a valley which floods during rainy season.

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Ramadan Kakembo, a butcher at Nile Market says that the slaughter slab was mixed with weak concrete that cannot last for a month.

He also says that the animal paddocks must have areas for feeding water which the contractor did not consider. 

The Municipal Town Clerk Ocen says the delayed occupation of the abattoir will put the lives of people in danger since majority of the meat sold in Njeru is not inspected.

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Yasin Kyazze, the Njeru Municipality Mayor notes that rejecting the abattoir is costing the municipality revenue.

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