Following the outbreak of bird flu in Ghana, especially Greater Accra, Central and Volta Regions on poultry and poultry products, poultry farmers are crying foul consideration the negative impact of COVID-19 and the scarcity of poultry feed have had on their business already. The farmers fear collapse of business according to the interview the Poultry Farmers Association, Accra granted one media house monitored by straightnewsonline.com.
“It is a double blow because we are reeling under the unavailability of maize and other resources for production and then this [outbreak] comes in. It is a big blow and really going to affect the way we do things because the government said importation of day-old chicks from neighbouring countries that have been affected has been banned, so it is going to affect the already precarious situation and make it worse. It is a not pleasant time for poultry farmers,”Michael Nyarko Ampem, President of Poultry Farmers Association, Accra said.
Below gives details of the outbreak from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture;