A quick look at the hygienic challenges at the Kasese Municipal abattoir would force one to suggest that the same re-known slaughtering venue would be locked down for some time as the place is put to order.
Mr. David Kazoba, the abattoir general secretary and Charles Agaba, the operation Manager like their meat vendors and some customers interviewed had no proper words to express themselves about the heaped cow dung, the flowing water lagoons and the two stance pit latrine at the abattoir.
Mr. Kazoba and Charles speaking……..
The Abattoir chairperson, Mr. Siraji Kahonda regrets that though they pay taxes, they are not happy that Kasese municipality cannot provide the required services, including failure to repair the abattoir fence and dispose off the cow dung. Mr. Kahonda speaking…….
Ms Hellen Kyansimire, a local resident near the Kasese abattoir said they have complained in vain about the stinking environment as a result of the flowing toilet and lagoon but in vain.
The health in charge at the Abattoir, Mr. Titus Thembo claimed that COVID-19 lockdown is the cause for the declined revenue collection that has hindered the completion of the new toilet and daily disposal of the cow dung. Mr. Titus speaking……
The Kasese Municipal Central Division local council three chairperson, Mr. Safari Martin regrets the health environment at the Kasese abattoir he says is forced by the low revenue collection and declining cattle supply over the current lock down. Mr. Safari speaking…….
Though the meat vendors there claim the new pit latrine construction is overdue, Mr. Safari calls for calm, saying that all is being put in place to have health situation corrected. END.