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Poultry Farmers Get Compensation

by 5m Editor
27 September 2007, at 9:19am

GHANA - Government has paid a total of about 1.6 billion cedis as compensation to about 40 farmers whose poultry and poultry products were destroyed during the outbreaks of the Avian Influenza this year.

Farmers affected were in Tema, Sunyani and Aflao. About 27,356 birds were destroyed whilst 13,371 died of the disease. About 1.381 billion cedis were paid to farmers in the Tema area, 114 million cedis to those in Sunyani and 100.63 million cedis for the rest in Aflao.

Briefing the media in Accra on the Avian Influenza situation, Ms Anna Nyamekye, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, said intensive surveillance coupled with other measures by the Ministry and the Veterinary Services and other stakeholders had confirmed Ghana as a Bird Flu free country and Ghanaians should resume their enjoyment of poultry and poultry products.

Source: Ghana

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