The Ashanti Regional Poultry Farmers Association has blamed government over low patronage in their poultry production during last year’s Christmas festivity.
According to the association, government’s inability to address issues affecting poultry farmers such as importing of poultry into the country is what has led to the collapse of the local poultry industry.
John Bawuah Edusei, Chief Executive Director of Chicks and Chicken Services Limited and also member of the Ashanti Regional Poultry Farmers Association addressing the media stated categorically that past and present governments have failed to tackle issues confronting Poultry Farmers in the country.
He adds, the importation of exotic poultry into the country is gradually collapsing local poultry production hence the need for authorities to address their concerns with all seriousness.
He says ”Poultry Farmers are losing their capital, including loans they have taken from the banks. Maize purchased on credit and feed inputs from sellers have all gone down the drain. We are appealing to President Nana Addo to tackle the issue affecting our business. Majority of our business has collapsed due to the importation of exotic poultry into the country”
Mr. John Bawuah Edusei however called on President Nana Addo to reshuffle or sack the Deputy Minister in charge of livestock for his shambolic performance since his appointment and appoint a competent deputy minister capable of managing the Agric sector properly.