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Bolga butchers deny knowledge of proposed upward review of fees for slaughtering cattle

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The Bolgatanga Butchers Association has vehemently denied any knowledge of any proposed increases in the fees charged by the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly at the Ghc1.2 million abattoir at Yorogo.

It would be recalled that when the Bolgatanga Municipal Budget Officer Dauda Issahaku Saari, the Municipal Finance Officer, Alhaji Sheriff Adams and the MCE, Rex Asanga spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show about the Assembly’s improved strategies to generate revenues internally, Mr. Asanga claimed that the butchers had refused an upward adjustment in fees collected for the slaughtering of cattle.

Mr. Asanga said, “the veterinary would take Ghc5 per cow; for just looking at it and you can slaughter it. We [the Assembly] who provide the structure, and then inspect the meat, through the Environmental Health Department, they [the butchers] are not ready to pay. They are not even ready to pay for the water.”

“We have a mechanised borehole but when the water goes off, and the borehole does not work, we still have to supply water so that they [the butchers] can work. They are not even ready to pay for that too,” he said.

Responding to the claims made by the MCE on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, Monday, May 23, 2022, the Spokesperson for the Youth Butchers, a subsidiary of the Bolgatanga Butchers Association, Ibrahim Osman denied vehemently, any knowledge of such proposed increment.

“This is news to me at the moment. This is the first time I am hearing this thing from you [Host of DBUE, Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith]. I do not know anything concerning this. We haven’t heard of something like this before.”

When asked again, for clarification, Mr Osman insisted and said “nothing. We have not heard anything from them yet.”

Meanwhile, the water situation at the facility has become relatively better. This is according to Mr Osman, Spokesperson for the Youth Butchers.

“At the moment, it is better. When there is no water, they [the Assembly] call for suppliers to bring us water. So at the moment, there is water,” he said.

Mr Osman insisted that butchers, they are unable to resist a proposed increase they are unaware of.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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