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Ghana's Poultry Industry Still Faces Challenges

by 5m Editor
20 October 2010, at 9:34am

GHANA - The government has been urged to revive the poultry industry.

The poultry industry is still facing problems, according to Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

These are uncompetitive interest rates, the lack of high subsidising cost of maize production and tariffs to enable poultry farmers to compete with products coming from other parts of the world.

Chairman and managing director of Darko Farms, Kwabena Darko, raised these concerns in an interview with GBC's Radio Ghana.

Mr Darko said that the Ghanaian poultry farmer has the capacity and the modern techniques comparable to others in Europe and Asia.

For him, what government must do is to re-examine the negative factors militating against the industry and support the private sector to deliver.