The Star (Nairobi)

22 August 2014

Kenya: Isiolo to Open Modern Abattoir By End of Year, Says Governor Doyo

THE Isiolo government will partner with the private sector to equip Isiolo abattoir.

Governor Godana Doyo said his government will offer incentives to willing partners.

He said private partnership will promote sustainability and enable the facility to grow economically to reap maximum benefit through export of meat and other product.

"I want to assure the partners that my government will ensure the facility is up and running by the end of the year to replace Kenya Meat Commission," Doyo said.

He was speaking at a Isiolo hotel during the launch of the abattoir's assessment report by the REGAL-AG, a USAid funded programme.

Doyo said his government will help livestock farmers to form cooperative societies for them to reap maximum profit from the livestock sector.

He said cooperatives will eliminate middlemen or brokers who exploit poor livestock farmers.

Doyo said livestock farmers face many challenges.

The governor said the slaughterhouse will serve Marsabit, Samburu, Moyale and Isiolo counties.

The forum brought together officials from the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council, representatives from USAid, county government officials and civil society organisations.

Deputy Governor Mohamed Guleid said the abattoir is a boost to farmers.

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