President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured that the Government will continue creating a conducive environment for business to thrive with the aim of creating jobs and wealth for wananchi.

The President, who spoke on Wednesday when he officially opened the Neema abattoir in Lucky Summer, Nairobi County, said the Government will continue sourcing for new markets and expanding existing ones so as to enable farmers to sell their livestock at good prices.

Neema is a Shs 300 million slaughterhouse owned by 3,000 livestock farmers, and has an installed daily slaughter capacity of 12, 000 and 6,000 small stock (goats/sheep) for local and export markets respectively. Over 85 percent of their products are sold overseas.

The President said the recent re-opening of the Kenya Meat Commission was part of a long term plan by the Government to cushion livestock farmers from exploitative middlemen.