The Sunyani Municipal Branch of the Ghana Cooperative Butchers Association on Wednesday appealed to Government to tar the three-kilometre road to the newly constructed abattoir at Asuakwaa in the Sunyani Municipality.

According to the Chairman of the Association, Alhaji Gansu Abdulai, the bad and deplorable nature of the New-Dormaa-Asuakwaa stretch required urgent rehabilitation works to facilitate their economic activities.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Alhaji Abdulai said condition at the new slaughter house was perfect, but the inaccessible nature of the road was making it difficult for the public to visit and use the abattoir.

He said street light ought to be fixed at the compound of the abattoir to improve on security and appealed to the Sunyani Municipal Assembly to come to their aid.

The slaughterhouse was constructed by the Sunyani Municipal Assembly at the cost of GHC161,000.00 to serve Sunyani and its surrounding communities.

It was funded through the Urban Development Grant (UDG) and has changing rooms, a wash- room, and hooks for hanging slaughtered animals, slabs and offices among other features.

When the GNA visited the facility, the road to the place had been re-shaped and made motorable, but was rather dusty.

Barely a year ago since the butchers moved to the facility, the general sanitation situation is deteriorating as animals were still slaughtered on the floor.

Though drainage systems at the facility seemed good, blood stains were spread over the floor, a situation which is gradually attracting flies and rodents into the main slaughter house.
Also, the butchers used firewood to dress the animals, but they do not put on any protective and safety apparatus.


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