The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Hanna Louisa Bisiw, has said the government will soon heed to the GH¢39 million promise it made to revamp the poultry sector.
According to her, although there have been challenges delaying the release of the fund, documentation and processes are far advanced for the fund to be released to the poultry farmers.
Dr Bisiw disclosed this to the GRAPHIC BUSINESS in Accra on May 7, 2015, at the inaugural ceremony of the Ghana Broiler Revitalisation Programme Steering Committee.
She said the functions of the committee, among other things, are to assist the GHABROP in the pursuit of its functions as stated in it Terms of Reference.
Dr Bisiw said the inauguration of the committee marked an important milestone in the poultry sub-sector, adding that the development of the sector would go a long way to benefit the entire country.
“We are hopeful that the fund will be released soon to the poultry farmers so that the broiler processing plant will be set up to help solve the litany of issues confronting the sector” she said.
According to her, the effect will be a long value chain, from day old chicks, feed, drugs, structures, varied products which will provide opportunities for job creation and huge foreign exchange savings.
Dr Bisiw said the government would continue to provide the policy, the enabling environment and investment framework to encourage the private sector to invest in the industry, as well as continue to develop series of collaborative policies towards the private sector and learn from the experience of others.
She appealed to other members of the committee to commit their time and energy towards developing and revamping the poultry industry for the sector to be resurrected from it comatose state. — GB
Source: Daily Graphic
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