TAMALE ABATTOIRE INAUGURATED
The Tamale Abattoir has been inaugurated following the completion of rehabilitation works. M/S Savannah Construction Company Limited undertook the rehabilitation works at the cost of One million two hundred and thirty five thousand, eight hundred and twenty seven Ghana Cedis (GHS 1,235,827.34). The rehabilitation of the Tamale Abattoir is part of the Tamale Metropolis’ sanitation improvement component under the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project, with funding from the French Agency for International Development.
Addressing chiefs and butchers during the inauguration ceremony, the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Alhaji Hanan Gundadoo, underscored the importance of a healthy citizenry in socio economic development. He said good sanitation remains crucial in efforts to prevent diseases. Alhaji Gundadoo explained that, the rehabilitation of the Tamale Abattoir will help provide wholesome meat to meet growing demand. He appealed to the butchers to make good use of the abattoir to justify the investment. The MCE urged the butchers to keep the place clean to prevent the outbreak of disease. He also appealed to the chiefs in the Tamale Metropolis to provide land for development projects in order to push the area forward.
The butchers expressed gratitude to the MCE, government and its development partners for rehabilitating the abattoir. In an interview with our Project Associate, the butchers said the rehabilitated abattoir will greatly reduce the exposure of meat to flies while providing protection for the butchers from bad weather including rain and the hot savannah sun. Over sixty cows are slaughtered at the Tamale Abattoir daily, the rehabilitation of the abattoir is expected to increase this number to about one hundred cattle a day and boost the meat industry in the Metropolis. The abattoir is among several projects being monitored by Penplusbytes within the Tamale Metropolis, in the areas of education, health and sanitation.