SODEPA, an Animal Productions and Exploitation Company, has open a cold store house worth FCFA 8.5 billion in Yaounde.
The cold store constructed by a Spanish company was officially opened by the Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries, Dr Taiga recently in the presence of several government ministers.
According to news reports from National Daily, Camroon Tribune, the storehouse constructed at the Etoudi neighbourhood, contains a purification centre, executive rooms, electricity distribution and control room, a battery charging room, a standby generator and gas tanks, forklifts, offices, dressing and health sections and a room for hardware spare parts.
Speaking to reporters during the store’s opening in Yaounde, Denis Koulangna Koutou, General Manager of SODEPA, said the cold store will serve as a warehouse for its Ngaoundere Industrial Slaughterhouse. “Beef stored here will be sold to companies in the sector for supply in all the regions of Cameroon. We will be able to control the availability of beef in the market by controlling the quantity that goes out,”
SODEPA It should be noted, has cold carriers, trucks that transport beef directly from the cold store to delivery destinations without exposing it to outdoor or room temperature. It equally has extension sites in Kribi and Ebolowa.