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Meat Prices Hiked in Mukono Ahead of Christmas Day

Prices have increased from 12,000 Shillings to between 15,000 to 17,000 Shillings a kilo, depending on the location of the selling point. According to butchers in Mukono municipality, their target was slaughtering about 100 cows but have only managed to slaughter 40 cowsnand 15 goats compared to last year when they slaughtered 90 cows and 20 goats.
Kame valley market in Mukono

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Meat prices in Mukono district have increased ahead of Christmas day due to scarcity of cattle available for slaughter in the district. 

Prices have increased from 12,000 Shillings to between 15,000 to 17,000 Shillings a kilo, depending on the location of the selling point. According to butchers in Mukono municipality, their target was slaughtering about 100 cows but have only managed to slaughter 40 cowsnand 15 goats compared to last year when they slaughtered 90 cows and 20 goats.

Muhamad Wasswa Takwana, the Chairperson of Kame Valley Market Abattoir, says they have managed to receive a few cows for slaughtering since some of their cattle markets  are still locked due foot and mouth disease which is still affecting the supply. Mukono gets most of its cattle in markets from Mbale, Sironko, Katakwi and Kaabong.  

“We expected to have as much as we had planned but failed, prices have gone up and we cannot expect or enforce uniform prices” 

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Cue out: …byebatundiramu”//

   

Sheik Musa Juma Kisitu one of the butcher says the slaughtered cows were purchased at high prices from farmers around Mukono areas.

He notes that most of the farmers have been constrained by Covid-19 disease which affected the normal feeding process of cattle; the extra costs in feeding led to selling at high prices which affects the final consumer.   

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Cue out: …ntono nga bwolaba”//


Edward Mawanda, the Mukono Municipal Veterinary Officer, says they have ensured the blocking unauthorized cattle from reaching the market. “We have had our team vigilant teams to ensure that there is no smuggling of cattle into the district without our knowegde”      

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