Addis Ababa, October 30, 2020 (FBC) –Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed yesterday inaugurated a slaughter house built in Dire Dawa city administration.
Built 5km from the city of Dire Dawa, the abattoir has the capacity to slaughter more than 100 camels and more than 3,000 sheep and goats per day.
According to a twitter post by the Prime Minister, the slaughter house will not only enable the country to earn foreign exchange by using the vast livestock resources in the area, but also help create jobs for the local community.
While concluding his visit packed with tours to various development projects, the Prime Minister observed the damage caused by desert locust in Goro Gutu woreda, east Hararge zone of Oromia regional state.
After the visit, he said “through the government’s efforts further damage has been prevented. We will provide appropriate support to local farmers affected by the desert locusts.”
Yesterday, the Prime Minister also launched a road project and visited irrigation scheme in Somali regional state as well as inaugurated the Dire Dawa industrial park.