Cattle Market and Butcher Shop Are Highly Needed

PASTORAL RESOURCES IMPLEMENTATION IN GBITI

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By April 16th, 2019 in Component II, Pastoral Resources

The cattle market is one of the very high priorities. The current one is in the open air. It complicates the counting of cattle. Market entries and exits merge. The construction of the market would also solve the problem of cattle theft. The possible tick bath is able to solve the problem of diseases from unvaccinated animals due to the phobia of slaughter taxes.

Indeed, a concrete infrastructure exists not far from the construction site of the market. According to the Head of the Gbibi Zootechnical Centre, Eric Serge Nzala, «the operation of the tick bath has never been effective, due to lack of running water. Its commissioning should prevent severe epizootics. This is essential. In fact, livestock farmers rarely agree to vaccinate all their herds.

A sellers-buyers platform exists. But it suffers the diktat of intermediaries. These cattle brokers are called «Sakaïna”. The market is open every Tuesday. 400 heads of cattle generally move in for sales to the highest bidder. 200 to 250 animals are most often sold. Its implementation will also be an opportunity to better run the said platform.

By Télesphore Mba Bizo