By Goth Mohamed Goth
Hon Omer Sheik Mahmoud, Somaliland Minister of Livestock, Hon Bashe Awil , Somaliland representative to the UAE and Hon Abdishakur Mahmoud Hassan Idin , the Mayor of Berbera today jointly laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art slaughter house.
Somaliland Minister of Livestock speaking during the ceremony said, “The slaughterhouse is based on state-of-the-art principles, paving the way for optimising quality control procedures, including better utilisation of by-products and, ultimately, better meat quality and also pave the way for the country to export meat.
“The new UAE slaughterhouse and with a capacity to slaughter 1000 heads per day and will create the approx. 500 new jobs for the town’s people. The new Berbera slaughterhouse will be the biggest single foreign investment in the livestock sector ever, this will be the first large livestock slaughterhouse to be established in country for almost four decades”, he added.
Ambassador Bashe Awil , speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony thanked the UAE for providing the funds for the project and Sahil regional administration for making the project possible,he further added this was the second project with this month.
Hon Abdishakur Mahmoud Hassan Idin , the Mayor of Berbera speaking during the ceremony said, “I would like to thank H.E President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo for commitment in the development of the nation and also Hon Bashe Awil , Somaliland representative to the UAE for his relentless efforts.