Poultry farmers urge government to speed-up cut in importation
Dormaa Poultry Farmers Association, has called on government to speed up efforts to reduce importation of poultry products to protect the local farmer.
In a communiqué issued at an end-of-year get-together at Dormaa-Ahenkro, the Association identified the influx of imported poultry products as “the single most obvious enemy” that must be crushed to sustain the poultry industry.
Nana Kwabena Asamoah Asare, the Chairman of the Association, noted “there is an unhealthy competition between imported and locally produced poultry dealers…”
He added that most Ghanaians now prefer imported products to local ones because of the price differential.
Nana Asare said, however, that given the necessary government support and good environment, the local poultry industry could provide enough to meet the protein requirement of Ghanaians as well as generate employment.
Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive, commended the Association for providing jobs and appealed to farmers to follow laid-down bio-security procedures to avoid communicable diseases on their farms.
He also assured the Association of the Assembly’s unflinching support and cooperation.