Poultry Framers say they are yet to receive compensation for the outbreak of bird flu that hit the country sometime in July 2021. The ministry of Agric last year announced the government will compensate affected farmers by partially covering the losses of farmers whose activities have been affected by the disease.
The government on the 26th of January, 2021 confirmed it had released an amount of 44million Ghana cedis to contain the spread of the disease in the country. This was disclosed by the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie.
This comes on the back of reported cases of bird flu across the country. According to information from the Agric Ministry, the outbreak has spread to ten out of the sixteen regions and affected over 700,000 birds.
The Minister for Food and Agriculture, at a press briefing in Accra, announced some major interventions, including the allocation of money to curb the spread of bird flu.
However, in an interview with Citi Business News, Board Member of the Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association, Kwame Ntim Duduo said farmers are yet to receive their monies.
“A few farmers that some of us have contacted indicated that their information was taken, such as their names addresses and number of birds killed but up until now we haven’t heard of any case of compensation”.