A TOTAL of 97 200 rotten eggs and 54kg of chickens were condemned and destroyed last month in Bulawayo, the local authority has said.
by NQOBILE BHEBHE
Bulawayo City Council normally conducts routine health spot checks on business premises.
In the past, vast amounts of meat from several shops, including renowned outlets, have been condemned and confiscated by the health inspectorate department.
According to a report by the health, housing and education committee, 54kg of chicken from Zapalala Wholesale were condemned.
“A voluntary condemnation was done where 97 200 eggs which were rotten were condemned and destroyed,” the report read.
“A total of 54kg of chickens were condemned from Zapalala, who were repackaging the chicken under unsatisfactory conditions.
“The 13 premises that were issued with statutory notices had since been reconnected, except for one. The outstanding premises were issued with a deposit fine and would be referred back to the Zimbabwe Republic Police for prosecution.”
Council is also concerned with high number of illegal backyard industries.
Meanwhile, council admitted that shortage of refuse trucks had resulted in garbage piling up in the central business district.
“The department continued with its efforts to ensure that the city was clean. Collection of bagged sweepings in the central business district remained a challenge due to the shortage of refuse vehicles and as a result there were days where refuse remained uncollected in some sanitary lanes,” the heath committee report said.