Butchers operating from Kabale central market in Kabale municipality have petitioned municipal authorities demanding for a clarification on the suspected use of formalin in the municipality.
Formalin is a liquid drug manufactured to preserve dead tissues by killing the bacterium that causes decay. It is used together with other chemicals to embalm dead bodies. In their petition dated 25th January this year, butchers under their umbrella Young Stars Slaughter House Association say that when recent allegations accusing butchers in Kampala of using formalin popped up, their customers reduced, causing losses to their businesses.
The association Secretary, Anthony Muhangi says that as butchers they want Kabale Municipal Council authorities to send a team of experts to inspect their meat and release a report to the public about the findings.
The Mayor for Kabale Municipality, Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha his office is yet to receive any petition about the matter. He however adds that though he got reports from media about suspected use of formalin, no case that has been registered in Kabale Municipality.
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