Somalia opens state-of-the-art abattoir

Export abattoir built by nine Ethiopian Diasporas in Somali State has gone operational. The abattoir, whose capital investment is 172 million Birr, has the capacity to slaughter 2000 cattle per day.

The abattoir was inaugurated by Livestock and Fisheries State Minister, Gebregziabher Gebreyohannes (PhD) and President of Somali State, Abdi Mohammed.

According to Gebregziabher, power lines and roads leading to the facility were constructed by the Somali State at a cost of 6 million Birr. He further noted that USAID extended 40 million Birr support for the project.

Patricia M. Haslach, US Ambassador to Ethiopia, on her part noted that the US Embassy is working to improve the development partnership between Ethiopia and the US.

The abattoir’s plan for the export of high quality meat was reviewed by Dr. Faisel Abdikadir, manager of the abattoir.

According to Fortune the institution creates 200 permanent jobs and 1000 others will benefit from supplying cattle for slaughtering.