Government to set up Isiolo Meat City Special Economic Zone

Government is now committed to establish Isiolo Meat City Special Economic Zone meant to radically transform the economy of Northern Kenya.

The government terms the facility as a game changer as it will export meat directly to international markets.

Isiolo Meat City is an integrated industrial complex spanning over 500,000 Acres that will include animal feedstock Zones, Abattoirs, a Leather Park and Bio-Energy.

Speaking during a tour of Isiolo County, Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria said the government wants to ensure that for every animal that is slaughtered, there will be zero percentage waste.

Last year, Isiolo lost livestock valued at Ksh. 6 Billion due to drought.

The CS says Isiolo Meat City will make such losses a thing of the past thus significantly improve the livelihoods of the people of Northern Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

The government estimates that livestock work Ksh.280 billion was lost last year due to the drought adding that such a facility would have prevented the losses witnessed by the farmers.

The catchment areas for the abattoir include Isiolo and the neighboring counties of; Samburu, Marsabit, Wajir, Garissa, and Mandera, as well as the Southern Part of Ethiopia and Somalia.

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