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Beef Consumers in Jinja Worried by Condition of Abattoir

13 September 2019

UGANDA - Residents in Jinja Town are concerned over the state of Jinja main abattoir where cattle, sheep and goats are slaughtered and distributed to various butchers.

The abattoir is located in Industrial Area, Walukuba West Parish, Division in Jinja Municipality.

When Daily Monitor visited the facility on Tuesday, there was flow of animal waste and blood with no exact collection point.

Mr Joseph Okello, a resident of Walukuba, ‘condemned’ the facility saying the unhygienic condition in which the animal are being slaughtered worries beef consumers.

“If you visit the abattoir, you don’t feel like eating or buying meat in this town again. The slaughtering, skinning and separation of the animal parts is unhygienic,” Mr Okello said.

A worker at the abattoir, who preferred not to be mentioned for fear of reprisal, said they are conducting business from a dirty environment, citing lack of water, protective gear and a blocked drainage system as their biggest challenges.

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Source: Kmaupdates

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