The Association of local poultry farmers are urging government to legalise the forty percent Broiler Substitution Policy for local broilers to attract investors into the local poultry sector.
[contextly_sidebar id=”9H0RdteTqNsTlnPxkIlOhvtWj3DbP3dk”]The local poultry farmers insist that this move will revive the poultry industry.
President John Mahama in his State of the Nation address last year, expressed dissatisfaction concerning the rampant importation of poultry.
The President, as a result, and as part of moves aimed at promoting and purchasing made in Ghana products, initiated a Forty Percent Broiler Substitution Policy for farmers, to reduce the importation of foreign poultry.
Speaking on Business Today, Vice President of the local poultry farmers association, Napoleon Agyemang Oduro maintained, enforcing the policy will save the broiler industry from collapsing,
‘‘The President must be aware or to some extent, a policy, backing the whole thing because the situation has been so bad that importers for now want to see a workable document…It is money they come to put in there so they can finance the poultry farmers to produce sixty one million birds,
If the importers do not pick up, what documents do I rely on to seek redress? That is what the farmers are fighting for,” Mr. Agyemang Oduro lamented.
He further noted, “Seriously we are pushing for that. All of us are not guaranteed by any document. If we should count on financiers or investors, they would want to see documents.’’
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana