GHANA, Accra. The Director, Animal Production, Ministry of Food and Agriculture has underscored the government’s commitment to improving local poultry production in the country. He said as part of efforts to boost the performance of local poultry against the foreign ones in the Ghanaian market, the government is planning to establish poultry processing plants across the country.
The plants, when established, will help local poultry producers to process their products and make them more accessible to consumers. The director pointed out that the campaign to promote Ghanaian chicken is crucial because many people do not know where to get local poultry products.
Evelyn Agyenim Boateng, President of the Women in Poultry Production, Ashanti Region, appealed to financial institutions to assist the local farmers to promote their products. Citing finances as one of their major challenges, Madam Boateng pleaded with the lending institutions to introduce loans to local poultry producers with flexible payment conditions to help them to expand their production.
Touching on the importance of the campaign, Carianne De Boer, Chief of Party, Ghana Poultry Project, expressed worry about the lack of awareness of the importance of local poultry products, hence the campaign. She added that the campaign will focus on increasing the competitiveness of local poultry products on the market.