The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly, led by its Chief Executive, Rex Asanga, has begun a process that will lead to the construction of a biogas plant at the abattoir in Yorogo, a suburb of Bolgatanga.
Speaking with A1 Radio’s Mark Smith, Mr. Asanga explained that the facility’s inability to deal with waste materials from animals is causing an environmental inconvenience to people living in the area.
The permanent solution is to build a plant that would convert these waste products into usable gas. The plant, to be funded by internally generated funds, would cost the Assembly GHC 100,000.
“We are trying to put a biogas plant attached to the abattoir that will convert all the waste materials from the animals into gas. This will also reduce the electricity bill at the abattoir. For some financial reasons, the contractor is on break. We have not been able to pay. This is entirely funded by the Assembly.”
“Now, we realise we need to attach this. Because we have not finished putting up the biogas to use the waste of the animals, the waste during this rainy season runs into the homes of those houses that are around there, and they have come to share their concerns about it,” he explained.
It would be recalled that the relocation of butchers from the old slaughterhouse to the new abattoir generated a lot of controversy. The butchers consistently indicated that the move would cause them a great deal of inconvenience. After the relocation, the butchers continued to complain about the working conditions at the facility.
Mr. Asanga explained that the complaints about the use of the facility have significantly decreased.
“Well, there are issues, but those issues have not significantly affected the operations of the facility, which is why you have not heard much. Sometimes, we have light issues and then breaks in the use of the machines. But these are issues that are sometimes beyond our control. We
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