Gov. Rochas Okorocha has banned the open display and transportation of meat in the state. He handed down the directive after an unscheduled inspection of meat vans in Owerri.
Gov. Okorocha said the health of Imolites is a priority to the government and that all efforts will be taken to outlaw all unhealth practices to improve the health of the people.
” The government will no longer tolerate a situation where meats for human consumption are exposed to diseases and will henceforth seize and destroy such meats in the interest of the public”.
Gov. Okorocha said his administration prefers preventive rather than curative health strategy and warned that all factors militating against the achievement of the objective will not be tolerated. He said a healthy state is a wealthy state and assured that his administrations construction and equiping of 27 general hospitals in all local governments in the state remains on course.
” There is no going back on our resolve to give Imo the best health care facility in the country through the health at your door step initiative”, he said.
Gov. Okorocha called on all Imolites to join his government in working towards a healthy state where people take personal responsibility for their health. He called on butchers to maintain the highest health standards when the preper meat for public consumption.