Albert Mahamat Fall
Bangui (LNC) – Formed in 1975 by the order 75-014 setting up the state Company for management of slaughterhouses (SEGA), with funds from FAO, the SEGA was a slaughterhouse aimed to be industrial. But since 40 years, due to lack of maintenance, in the context of the tragic events of 2013 with vandalism, it becomes a desolation that is extremely dangerous for the health of citizens.
The order instructs the exploitation, the management of slaughterhouses, and the supervision of butchers’ occupations and merchants, as well the control of meat markets and retail sector.
This was its appearance of legality, but in practice it is not, 40 years later, it is a total disaster.
The situation is apocalyptic: hygiene measures minimal to non-existent, SEGA is a shell of its former self, standing only by pure Christian charity, if this touch of humour is allowed. The buildings since the very time they were erected never had been maintained. Everything’s falling apart. Roofs have been ripped off, most of offices were destroyed, carcasses in the mud, the stench from some of them is almost unendurable. Slaughtering of about 2,000 animals a week are simply made on the floor with practices of middle age.
For the manager of this sanitary horror: “Premises were never improved, nor maintained since the beginning. Because of the crisis of 2013, everything we had as furniture was stolen, technical equipment and computers as well; even cold-storage rooms have been vandalized. Plus, we host the main livestock market.”
He hope for a quick improvement of his facilities. One can dream…
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August 2016 LAMINE MEDIA