Katima Mulilo abattoir to commence with test slaughtering
The abattoir is set to commence with test slaughtering before the end of February, depending on the completion date of the repair of the Katima Mulilo quarantine camp, the Meat Board of Namibia said.
Meat producers from the Zambezi region have not had access to a formal market for the last five years, and in order to fast track the process, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry transferred funding for the operationalisation process of the abattoir to the Meat Board.
According to the Meat Board, contractors for the provision and service of cooling, water, electricity and security have already been appointed and are on site.
All cattle that are offered for slaughter at the abattoir must adhere to the requirements of the World Organisation for Animal Health recommendations for Commodity-based trade.