Gekul tasks Ilala to accomplish5bn/-payment to Dar abattoir contractor

11Jan 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Gekul tasks Ilala to accomplish5bn/-payment to Dar abattoir contractor

Livestock and Fisheries deputy minister Pauline Gekul has directed the Ilala district executive director to complete payment 5bn/- to a contractor  constructing 12.4bn/- state of- the-art Vingunguti abattoir in Dar es Salaam.

Gekul ordered the payments to be done in seven days to allow the contractor to complete the remaining job as per President John Magufuli’s directives.

She gave the order over the weekend during a tour at the facility which upon completion will increase meat supply demand and export outside the country.

The slaughter house is strategically positioned since it is located near  Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) for transporting the meat. The new facility will have the capacity to slaughter 1500 cows and 1000 goats every day.

The deputy minister raised concerns over the poor state of the abattoir noting the surrounding environment poses health risks to meat consumers. She said completion of the modern slaughter house would not only benefit city residents but the nation as a whole.

“You must complete payments within seven days; this project must be completed as per President Magufuli’s directives,” said Gekul insisting the council should also purchase two vehicles to facilitate meat supply within the city’s retail butcheries.

“We cannot have such a modern abattoir and  let traders to continue carrying meat using motorbikes,” she added.

Gekul explained that efforts are ongoing to improve the Pugu livestock market to ensure the supply of quality animals to the famous Vingunguti slaughter house which serves most parts of the city and its environs. Read More...epaper.ippmedia.com

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