Nakuru to upgrade slaughterhouses

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Nakuru County Government will partner with Micro Enterprise Support Trust (MESPT) through the AgriFi Programme to boost trade in markets that sell perishable goods such as fish and meat to a tune of Kshs. 20 million.

Speaking after holding talks with the MESPT team led by the AgriFi Programme Manager Mr. Godfrey Nyang’ori, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said that they had observed that one area of partnership can be the upgrade of slaughterhouses.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui (centre) with the MESPT team

“We are keen to ensure the proper handling of meat in our abattoirs. In most local slaughterhouses, horns and hooves are lost because they are considered as waste whereas they can be processed to other products for value addition. We have plans to relocate the abattoir in Nakuru and construct a modern one. We will construct another slaughterhouse in Maai Mahiu that will incorporate value addition while exploring the possibility of proper waste management to the tune of Kshs. 18 million on a 5-acre piece of land,” said the Governor.

He added that Nakuru County welcomes such partnership that will help farmers access a wider market and align them to opportunities in meat processing for export.

 

 

Nakuru County Government will partner with Micro Enterprise Support Trust (MESPT) through the AgriFi Programme to boost trade in markets that sell perishable goods such as fish and meat to a tune of Kshs. 20 million.

Speaking after holding talks with the MESPT team led by the AgriFi Programme Manager Mr. Godfrey Nyang’ori, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said that they had observed that one area of partnership can be upgrade of slaughterhouses.

“We are keen to ensure proper handling of meat in our abattoirs. In most local slaughterhouses, horns and hooves are lost because they are considered as waste whereas they can be processed to other products for value addition.We have plans to relocate the abattoir in Nakuru and construct a modern one. We will construct another slaughterhouse in Maai Mahiu that will incorporate value addition while exploring the possibility of proper waste management to the tune of Kshs. 18 million on a 5 acre piece of land,” said the Governor.

He added that Nakuru County  welcomes such partnership that will help farmers access wider market and align them to opportunities in meat processing for export.

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