The Kumasi Abattoir Company is putting up a two million cedi modern meat market to enhance the sales and proper handling of meat products.
The project to be completed within 18 months is financed under a Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) arrangement with the Morasko Construction Company.
Managing Director of the Kumasi Abattoir, Joseph Owusu-Boadi says the initiative is aimed at putting the facility at the forefront quality meat processing and marketing in the West African sub-region.
He says the project will kick off later this year after registration of interest groups in meat processing, especially butchers.
The project when completed will have a community bank, meat market, a supermarket, offices, sanitation facilities among others.
Mr. Owusu-Boadi lamented the poor state of equipment currently in operation and is hopeful continuous investment will ensure the abattoir produces high quality meat for public consumption.
Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh