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Pictorial: Sorry State of Arua Municipal Abattoir

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Dr Luke Taban the Municipal Production Officer says they also face a challenge of water shortage. The facility needs at least 5000 liters of water for use daily but the facility now relies on only 1000 liters, hindering the cleaning of the products or the facility.
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A filled up garbage skip with waster dumped around it next to passage created by dirty water from the slaughter house
Constructed in 1971, Arua municipality abattoir, the only recognized slaughter house within the Municipality has now gone to the dogs. The facility that was meant to accommodate 15 head of cattle for slaughter at a go now takes over 30 head of cattle, 25 goats and uncounted number of birds daily. The numbers more than triple during festive days.

But more worrying is the sanitation at the facility. Meat that is bound to be sold is placed on the ground, together with liter that covers the whole ground. The butcher men have no uniform, gloves, gumboots or aprons for slaughtering the animals.

Fresh meat is carried like any ordinary sealed product and transported in containers made out of iron sheets.

Dr Luke Taban the Municipal Production Officer says they also face a challenge of water shortage. The facility needs at least 5000 liters of water for use daily but the facility now relies on only 1000 liters, hindering the cleaning of the products or the facility.

Uganda Radio Network visited the facility and now brings you pictures from the abattoir. Be warned that some of the pictures may be disturbing.