The World Bank is planning to spend hundreds of millions of shillings on equipping slaughterhouses in four counties in northern Kenya, an official has said.
The project is part of the efforts aimed at promoting local and export market for livestock products in Garissa, Wajir, Isiolo and Mandera counties.
Kenya’s Livestock Principal Secretary Harry Kimutai said 800 million shillings from the World Bank will be used to equip the slaughterhouses and make them world-class abattoirs.
“These slaughterhouses are going to be equipped by the funds from the World Bank. They will play a major role in boosting the economy of these regions,” he told Business Daily.
“We sent an official to these counties in November to monitor the progress as we want the construction of the building to be completed as quickly as possible to allow equipping of the facilities on time.”
He said Wajir and Isiolo airports will be used to export the products.
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