Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Gov Obiano Vows To Complete The Amansea Abattoir Project In Good Time


BY KENECHUKWU OFOMAH

Governor Willie Obiano has inspected ongoing construction of a Modern abattoir complex at Amansea in Awka North Council Area.

The project which is being executed by the State Government in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, is to be managed by the State Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization, Processing and Export when completed.

At the site, two main structures expected to house Dirty Section where Cows are to be bled, the Cattle Wash  Section and the wholesale section have been completed.



Also completed is the Oven Section for Skin processing while a major borehole project is still ongoing.


Speaking after he inspected the project, Governor Obiano who revealed that the objective for the abattoir was to sanitize the entire meat slaughtering and processing system in the state to meet global standards, said his government aims to replicate the project in six locations across the state.

According to him, the project has the capacity to slaughter  forty cows per day which, is the meat consumption capacity of the entire population in Awka Capital Territory .

The governor further explained that through the project and the Lynden Poultry Project,  his government intends to checkmate diseases associated with improper and unhygienic meat processing by ensuring that meat sold to Ndi Anambra are prepared in the best hygienic format.

Governor Obiano assured that his government is committed to completing the project within a record time.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Mark Okoye observed that aside its health prospects, the project will also create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs for Ndi Anambra and maintained that through its strategic engagements with development partners, the present administration will continue to initiate programmes that will have positive bearing on the lives of the people.

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