Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has banned the importation of live birds, poultry and poultry products as well as poultry feed from Ivory Coast following an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu in that country.
A statement signed by Kodua Edjekumhene, Public Relations Officer for the Ministry on Wednesday said the ban was to protect human health and the national poultry industry.
It said the ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Iran; Nigeria; Turkey and Romania was still in force.
Other countries affected by the ban are 10 Asian countries, namely Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The statement said designated officers at the country’s ports and entry points had been instructed to confiscate and destroy products imported from these countries.