The Directors of the company said the modern abattoir worth 6 million dollars had the capacity to produce 60 tons of beef and 80 tons of goat meat per day.
File Photo; Idris Ali Elgadhi the Managing Director of Pearl Meat Industries pointing state of art machinery installed in thier abattoir located in Migyera town , Nakasongola
abattoir constructed in Nakasongola district by Investors is still lying idle a
year after construction due to the covid-19 lockdown.
In September 2020, Pearl Meat Industries Limited announced that it had started
operations after constructing an abattoir at Migyera town council in
Nakasongola. The company said it was working with a consortium of Italian
Cogemeat Limited and Leo International who are the largest companies in the
production and installation of slaughtering systems in Europe as well as the
The directors of the company said the modern
abattoir worth 6 million dollars had the capacity to produce 60 tons of beef
and 80 tons of goat meat per day.
They also revealed that they were ready to sell meat locally and paraded
Egyptians among the international buyers.
However, the industry is now idle and no export of beef meat as they
promised. Edwin Tabaro a Director of
Pearl Meat Industries Limited explained that the company had sourced meat
buyers in Dubai and other Countries but they couldn't supply them over COVID 19
Tabaro added that since the restrictions have been eased, they are now
resolving a few issues and resume operations as soon as possible. He says that they
are also looking for local partners to supply them with the cattle to ensure
constant supply in case they resume operations.
Idris Ali Elgadhi the Managing Director of Pearl Meat Industries Limited didn’t
reply to our messages when asked about the delayed operations.
Sam Kigula the LCV Chairperson Nakasongola District says that they were worried
over the delay of the firm to start operations because they had promised to
employ over 300 people in the handling and process meat.
Kigula says that the farmers were also excited about the ready market near them
but all this is yet to be seen.
During his visit to the firm in March this year, Bright Rwamirama, the State
Minister of Animal Husbandry says that the work of slaughtering meat was to be
restricted to modern abattoirs which are being established outside the
He revealed that three abattoirs will this year start operations in Migyera
-Nakasongola, Kiruhura and Bombo -Luwero district.
In 2015, Egypt Uganda Food Security company invested 11 million dollars to
construct a modern abattoir near Bombo town council along Kampala-Gulu
highway. It exported the first 50-ton
shipment of Ugandan beef to Egypt in 2018 but since then its lying idle.
The abattoir has the ability to slaughter 1,000 cattle daily and can hold up to
5,000 animals. The modern facility also has coolers, skinning equipment, and a
President Yoweri Museveni and Minister Bright Rwamirama have been quoted saying
the company has issues and it wanted to rely on the government for its