The local government in Yei River County and the municipality has admitted that it is loosing taxes to butchers who randomly slaughter their cattle in the town.
“For us we are suffering because of this random slaughtering, we are unable to collect our taxes,” John Ponsiano Loro, the town block director told the media in an interview.
“Because they are asking if there is government, why don’t they give us a place so that we can slaughter in and taxes can be collected,” he added.
Currently, some butchers are slaughtering their cattle in the locally constructed government butchery along Yei-Kaya road.
Cattle keepers who fled into Mundri County, Western Equatoria state, have been given until 9th of February to move their animals away from the county.