Khartoum-Africa Institute for Leather, and leather products organized a one day workshop on 25th March 2018 in Ethiopia
. Its theme is to follow and pursuit of leather, the revision of the series of Value for the leather sector in Ethiopia. The workshop is one of the regional integrated projects, that financed by the EU. It aims to revise the strategy set for the year 2012. It aims generally to develop leather sector and the leather sector in particular.
Sudan Vision seized the opportunity and interviewed Mutasim al Fadil al Tahir, manager of public department of promoting and developing slaughterhouses to shed light on the problems facing leather sectors and slaughters in Sudan.
Q: Would you please tell us about this workshop?
A: The workshop is a good opportunity to develop leather vital sector, it came in a new and shape included many bodies. With successful discussions .It approved that we are in need to follow up leathers which make development in many ways by putting marks on animals to follow animals in all its movements. In some traditional slaughters leather affect by removing its features of the leather .
Q: The importance of the workshop to the ministry of animal resources?
A: The importance represents into realizing the final phase of the following the leather, in addition to the development of leather sector provides lots of information about animals and its movement in the different states, it looks like animal census, encountering all sorts of animals, updating to this program to fulfil the target aim, satellite encountering is not enough and accurate, so the following of animals is more accurate.
Q: What are the main objectives of this workshop?
A: The workshop has a lot of aims and objectives for the economic sector particularly in meats and the other components that to benefit from, this is simultaneous with the states policy to stop exports that make degradation for the slaughtering out the formal routes and channels. It is important to provide facilities such as equipment to the small producers as joint work enabling these producers to benefit from these technologies; beside exporting fabric products, not raw materials of meats.
Q: What are the leathers problems?
A: 80% of slaughtering is outside the formal channels, it is mainly related to the traditions and customs, the religious occasions , beside the nature of buildings that extending horizontally .taking as an example Eid Al-Adha, where 1 million heads are being slaughtered in Khartoum State only. 12 million heads were exported between 2016-2017, which resulted in a gap between the male and female animals. The local slaughterhouses lead to the loss of leathers remains. Only 70-80 slaughterhouses assist in keeping these remains of leathers, we believe that slaughtering in the slaughterhouse is of low cost.
Q: How could you see the solutions to all these problems?
A: One of the solutions is the permanent employment, training of slaughters to practice slaughtering according to the modern styles and correctly. Integration of local and foreign employment to exchange experiences. Establishing of modern slaughter, the mark and uniform should be for free, electronic gate, beside the numbering and providing of many new slaughters to benefit from the mistakes in the past.
Q: How many slaughters are there in Khartoum State?
A: In Khartoum State , in its three provinces as example ,there is slaughterhouse in alSahafa which is out of work, the other two in Bahri and al Kadraw are working in export and for the local use. There are other slaughters, some of them are stopped totally, and others work with lower capacity.