The Upper East regional Minister, Mr. Rockson Bukari Ayine has hinted that the defunt Pwalugu Meat Factory will be tramnsformed into a modern abattoir.
The move he explained forms part of the ‘One District One factory’ policy of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The Minister said the factory when rehabilitated, will create about 400 direct and indirect jobs for the youth in the region.
“We want to turn the meat factory into an Abattoir where the Bolga slaughter house will turn into an outlet for selling meat, but everything will be done at the Abattoir so that we can create about 400 jobs and the Wulugu livestock will also come back because we will be needing cattle to feed the factory.”
The current Bolgatanga slaughter house he noted did not have enough space to accommodate many animals, and the rising number of butchers in the business.
He said even though some machines at the factory are obsolete and need to be replaced, others are in good state and can facilitate the works of an abattoir, while waiting for the factory to be fully rehabilitated under the One-District-One-Factory policy.