Some butchers were selling rotten meat, while others operated in substandard workplaces.
KCCA enforcement officers loading confiscated beef onto a truck. (Credit: Lawrence Mulondo)
Following media reports last week that butchers use chemicals to preserve beef, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) today mounted an operation in several parts of the city. Fifteen butchers' shops were closed due to lack of standards.
In a six-hour operation, the KCCA health inspectors, who were accompanied by enforcement officers, found several butchers selling rotten beef, while others were operating in substandard workplaces.
Business in places such as Ggaba, where the operation was carried out, was at a standstill as many of the city dwellers who seemed unaware of the acts gathered to observe what was going on.
The KCCA health inspector, Baram Mubara (right), addressing butchers in Ggaba, Kampala
Dan Tesiba (second-left), a butcher in Ggaba is said to have been arrested with rotten meat
Some of the confiscated meat