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Gov't killed the poultry business - Agriculturalist

by 5m Editor
11 October 2006, at 11:18am

GHANA - An agriculturist and managing director of Sydals Limited William Awuku Ahiadormey has launched a scathing attack on government, blaming it for what he terms the woes of the local poultry industry.

Mr. Ahiadormey says a government decision to withdraw import tariffs on poultry products and its accompanying influx of cheap imported chicken into the country is responsible for the virtual collapse of the local poultry industry.

But Finance minister Kwadwo Baah- Wiredu disagrees. He told the dailyEXPRESS that if the industry had collapsed, local farmers like Mr. Kwabena Darko will not be exporting birds to Cameroon and other countries.

Outlining the difficulties and lack of institutional support for poultry farmers at a day’s seminar on maximizing poultry production in Accra, Mr. Ahiadormey lamented that the lack of import tariffs on poultry products has impacted negatively on the local industry.

Source: GhanaWeb

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