Waqf-Based Livestock Barn Optimizes the Livestock Potential in Papagarang Village

There are many Papagarang Village, Komodo District residents who work as breeders. However, many of the breeders just let their livestock roam around so that they are not well maintained.

The construction of the Waqf-Based Livestock Barn.
The construction of the Waqf-Based Livestock Barn in Papagarang Village is complete on Sunday (6/6/2021).

ACTNews, WEST MANGGARAI – The construction of Waqf-Based Livestock Barn (LTW) in Papagarang Village, Komodo District, West Manggarai Regency is finally complete. The livestock barn construction mandated by the PT Tabungan dan Asuransi Pegawai Negeri (TASPEN) was completed on Sunday (6/6/2021).

Basyir, the Head of Paparagang Urban Village said that most of the residents work as fishermen, while the others own livestock. However, many residents who work as breeders do not really maintain their animals. They just let their livestock scatter in the savanna.

“There are many breeders here, but they are not well educated about the proper breeding procedure so they just let their livestock roam in the open space. The residents here don’t consider breeding as their job,” told Basyir.

In the village with 1.520 residents, a breeder might have up to five goats. Therefore, Global Wakaf-ACT built a livestock barn with a breeding capacity for 386 goats and a fattening capacity for 180 goats. Basyir hopes, through the LTW from PT TASPEN and Global Wakaf-ACT, the livestock which is roaming around can be optimized and better maintained by the breeders.

“And hopefully, these activities that are useful for the community can last for a long time. As the local government, we also hope that in the following years there will be many more useful things that we can collaborate on and build in Papagarang Village," Hoped Bashir.

Currently, the LTW continues to expand its benefits to various regions. Thousands of livestock are managed with maximum care to provide the best livestock meat to the community. Another thing to be achieved is the empowerment of the community's economic potential in the livestock sector. In addition, the Global Wakaf-ACT is also providing high-quality Qurbani animals to meet the national food needs.[]