§ In order to achieve this vision, the Government is investing in the facility’s premises, equipment as well as human resources (through training, proper procedures, monitoring and enforcement) and quality control. Through such investment, the facility shall be transformed into a showcase where third parties can, through site and/or study visits) gain knowledge about the meat processing industry, hygiene standards etc. Thereby, the government seeks to enhance the value added of wholesome meat products giving the consumers the opportunity of experiencing high quality standards increasing the consumption of local meats as compared to the imported product.
§ Over the past years, substantial investment in the facility’s infrastructure has already been made, whilst various works are still ongoing in order to transform the Public Abattoir in line with the Government’s vision. New changing facilities for the facility’s staff have been built and have been continually being equipped, to ensure separation between different sections of the abattoir’s staff and butchers as well as between butchers working in different sections of the abattoir to thereby eliminate any possibility of cross contamination.
§ A new silt-trap was built to separate and filter the drainage, particularly coming out from the slaughter lines, before going out to the main sewage system. By re-positioning the silt-trap, the main drainage system of the Abattoir was overhauled completely to channel all residues to the new silt-trap. These works were specially undertaken in Akaki Branch Abattoir through the new wastewater treatment plant, G+2 Administrative Building, Additional Slaughter houses since a substantial area from the Abattoir was taken to make way for the building of this project.