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Call to remove illegal abattoirs; Buried arms remain a threat

Scaffolds and cement slabs set up in desert areas to slaughter sheep

KUWAIT CITY, July 8: Residents of Ahmadi Governorate have urged Kuwait Municipality to act fast in stopping the widespread messy unlicensed slaughterhouses in Wafra Desert Area from where rotten meat are distributed due to the absence of government monitoring, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting informed sources.

They explained that the residents have been complaining about marginal workers who have been contravening law by setting up their own slaughterhouses (slabs) without taking into account the regulations and necessary hygiene conditions set by Kuwait Municipality.

The marginal workers are now seen in droves along Wafra Road, specifically at kilo-mark 6. The sources went on to explain that these workers operate like mafia in their manner of establishing livestock pens from where they sell sheep and slaughter them in open places. They also process the meat for sale without minimum hygienic consideration for the tools they use while the butchers may not comprehend the health status of the animals they slaughter

Buried arms remain a threat
The Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) has given representatives of the Ministry of Defense a permanent office at the site of its South Mutla’a project, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, this is done to facilitate the work of the ministry personnel should the workers encounter problems with ordnance and explosives left behind by the retreating Iraqi army in 1991. PAHW spokesman, Ibrahim Al-Nashi said the discovery of some quantities of ammunition and grenades during the digging operations at the site recently did not surprise the contractor. He also said one of the terms of the contract calls for caution on the part of the contractor while carrying out digging works. He added that PAHW coordinates with the Ministry of Defense in this regard and has carried out a full sweep of the site before the start of the work. However, ammunition may still lay buried at a certain depth according to the contractor.

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