Gulu Municipal Council Bows to Pressure to rehabilitate abattoir.
Gulu Municipality has finally bowed to pressure from Gulu district veterinary department to rehabilitate the filthy abattoir. Recently, Dr. Tonny Aliro Gulu District Veterinary Officer ordered the closure of the abattoir citing poor hygiene.
Dr Aliro also withdrew all his staff from inspecting meat in the abattoir and made recommendation for its improvements. Alfred Oluba, Layibi Division LC III chairman opposed the directive to close the abattoir unless he receives a recommendation from the principal municipal health inspector.
But now, George Labeja, Mayor Gulu Municipality says that work to improve the abattoir has already started and will be completed by October 15th. The rehabilitation works include opening up drainage to dispose off waste and blood from the abattoir and construction of pit latrines, installation of piped water services and electricity.
Labeja also says that they have resolved that no animals should be kept in the abattoir in order to maintain hygiene. Gulu municipal abattoir was constructed in 1950 by the colonial British government.
ministry of health