This article was last updated on May 27, 2022
Eastern Equatoria State is set to have its first modern slaughter house.
The facility to be constructed through a donation from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will be stationed along the Juba- Torit road in the State capital Torit.
In preparation for the construction and eventual use of the facility, FAO completed training for stakeholders in the livestock sector.
The two-day technical training workshop in Torit focused on imparting managerial skills and knowledge on the trainees in preparation for the proposed slaughter house.
The FAO Project Manager Hillary Taban told Gurtong that 15 trainees comprised of members of the butchers association, technicians from the State Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries and selected Community Based Organisations.
“The training seeks to ensure that the stakeholders are given necessary skills on how best they can ensure efficient service delivery once the proposed slaughter is operational”, he said.
The Animal Resources Ministry’s Director of Veterinary Services, Animal Production and Marketing Kadong Merisiya Jomo and the Ministry’s Director General Donato Apari commended FAO for its continuous support to agricultural development in the state.
Jomo said the establishment of the slaughter house will help in controlling livestock diseases in the state.