Budget will revive poultry industry, say farmers
Poultry farmers in the west of Ghana say the 2007
budget will aid in the revival of the country's ailing poultry industry.
According to local farmers, the poultry sector has the potential to reduce
poverty through wealth and employment creation, if all aspects of the budget
relating to the industry were implemented.
Mr Tony Osei Mensah, chairman of the Regional branch of the National
Poultry Farmers Association, provided this positive outlook in response to the
recent budget statement presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning
, Mr Kwadwo Baah
The chairman said it was commendable for the government to promote the use
of locally produced poultry products by all public institutions, schools and the
security agencies adding that this would go a long way to conserve foreign
Mr Mensah also welcomed the idea of encouraging closer collaboration
between the Association and the Ministry
of Food and Agriculture
to enhance effective implementation of measures to
revamp the poultry industry.
Mr Mensah said that the original scare prompted by bird
had died down, and that the industry was picking up steadily. He
recommended that farmers take advantage of available financing support to
improve production to meet demands.
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