Market woman angered at poultry ban
Market women at the Lome poultry markets are not happy
with the decision by the Togolese authorities to ban imports of all poultry
products including live chicken, eggs, turkey tails and day old chicks from
Togolese health authorities placed the ban due to the outbreak of bird flu
in the capital city of Ghana. This ban, however, has provoked angry
disagreements from market women and poultry dealers in Togo who are angry about
the generalised manner in which the ban was announced, creating the wrong
impression that all chicken sold in Togo are imported from Ghana. They say that
the ban has scared away their customers who now believe that all the chicken
sold comes from Ghana, and may be infected with the disease.
The women have threatened to stage a protest to the Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fishing.
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