Somaliland: Burao Launches FAO Funded State of the Art Abattoir


While thanking FAO for its generosity I urge citizens to make proper use of the new facility” –VP Sayli

By: Yusuf M Hasan

BURAO (Somalilandsun) – The Country is now endowed with two modern abattoirs following the official opening of the Burao modern slaughterhouse-BMS.

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization-FAO $1,700,000 funded BMS was officially opened by the Somaliland Vice president Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail ‘Sayli’ at a well attended function at the site that saw Toghdeer regional and Burao District officials and assorted leadership and =citizens in witness.

VP SayliAs he thanked the FAO for having helped initiate and see to completion of the new Burao Modern Slaughterhouse as well as its continued fruitful interventions in the country that have had a great impact in the improvement of livelihoods of the people nationwide.

“While thanking FAO for its generosity I urge citizens to make proper use of the new facility” – said VP Sayli as he cut the tape to officially open the slaughterhouse

The new Burao slaughterhouse is the second after the 2 years old one in Hargeisa to be funded by FAO.

According to the Mayor of Burao Municipality Councilor Mohamed Yusuf Abdi ‘Murad’ his local council shall pursue proper managerial policies as pertains to the administration of operations thence capitalize fully on the modern machinery availed the abattoir.

It is anticipated that Somaliland shall in the near future changed as prevails now from the export of live animals to canned beef.

Burao Slaughterhouse machinery

Residents of Burao district and the wider Toghdeer region who were enthusiastic of the new development say that they will ensure hundred percent capitalization of the Slaughterhouse whose modern machinery will ease related works.

Burao modern Slaughterhouse compound

Meanwhile unconfirmed reports indicate that VP Sayli’s visit to Burao did not only pertain to the launching of the slaughterhouse but the reconciliation of the regional Governor Hamarje and his deputy who are known to be at loggerheads.