Ghana to impose law to control hatchery practices
Ghana's Poultry Development Board, in collaboration
with the Veterinary Council, is seeking to pass a law on poultry hatchery
practice in the country.
According to executive secretary of the Board, Nicholas Oteng, the law
would help check unsanitary and poor hygienic conditions of hatcheries. He said
that the improper hatchery practices were playing a very negative role in the
industry. He went on to say that since the industry played a crucial role in the
country's economy, there was the need to eliminate certain substandard
Another issue that Oteng commented on was the high cost of feed, which is
hard for the farmers to afford and is adding further pressure on the
Regional minister Ignatius Baffour-Awuah advised poultry farmers to form
groups to enable them to access loans to expand their businesses. He also
expressed concern regarding the high level of consumption of imported poultry
products, which he attributed to the poor hygienic practices in the local
Regional secretary of the association, Anthony Abu, appealed to the
government to impose higher tariffs on the importation of poultry products to
enhance the growth of the local industry.
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