No meat in Bolga market place as butchers refuse to relocate
There has no longer been meat offered within the Bolgatanga marketplace for the previous two weeks as butchers within the township have refused to relocate to a brand new abattoir.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Meeting within the Higher East Area in a bid to resolve the issue referred to as for packages from butchers to perform the newly built abattoir at Yorogo, a group within the Municipality.
The decision got here after butchers on the outdated abattoir declined to relocate to the brand new abattoir after a number of negotiations with management and participants of the Bolgatanga Butchers’ Affiliation.
The abattoir was once built in July 2017 with investment enhance from the International Financial institution and was once commissioned to be used in 2018 with fashionable slaughtering and animal processing amenities, bathrooms, and a pavilion.
Following the decline via the butchers to relocate, the Meeting locked up the outdated abattoir for the previous one week and issued a public announcement to recruit butchers to perform within the new facility.
“ individuals are due to this fact to publish packages for attention as butchers. All packages will have to be addressed to the Municipal Leader Govt and submitted on the registry of the Meeting on or earlier than Friday, twenty eighth January 2022,” control of the Meeting stated.
In an previous interview, Tindaazok Koldo, the Leader Butcher on the outdated abattoir, stated previous to the development of the brand new abattoir, the management of the Butchers Affiliation was once no longer consulted.
Consistent with him, there had no longer been any dialogue between the butchers and control of the Meeting, and after the crowning glory, he and his colleagues declined to relocate.
Mr Koldo stated excluding the loss of session, the brand new abattoir may no longer accommodate the about 400 butchers who operated within the outdated abattoir, including that there was once no cattle marketplace close to the brand new abattoir at Yorogo to stay them in trade.
“If the Meeting can transfer the cattle marketplace to Yorogo, we can relocate. However because it stands, we can’t transfer there with out the cattle marketplace,” the Leader Butcher advised the GNA.
Opposite to the problems raised via the Leader Butcher, the Municipal Leader Govt, Mr Rex Asanga, advised the GNA that the Meeting had held a sequence of conferences with the butchers or even signed a Memorandum of Figuring out to deal with their considerations.
He stated the butchers must relocate to the brand new facility earlier than the cattle marketplace might be relocated, including that the butchers handiest ate up about 40 in keeping with cent of the cattle, whilst the rest 60 in keeping with cent was once transported to Southern Ghana and patronised via participants of the general public.
Mr Asanga famous that the cattle marketplace may no longer be moved right away, “That might not be honest to the farm animals buyers. Additionally they have their problems,” he added.
Story by: Ghanamma