Cameroon's Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development has commissioned a poultry slaughtering and packaging plant in Bafang, West Region with the capacity to process more than 3,000 chickens per day.

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The plant will receive CFA 500 million (US$1.05 million) from the government to help fund its CFA 5 billion (US$10.5 million) construction. Proponents of the plant hope to promote poultry farming among local people, increase national poultry production, curb poverty, lower cost of living and unemployment, and make quality, affordable chicken available to Cameroonian customers. "Only chicken raised following certain standards will be accepted by the plant," said Louis Paul Motaze, chairman of the board of governors involved in the plant's construction. Packaging of the chicken, he said, will conform to international standards.