Ghana's poultry farmers have called for the reinstatement of the country's National Poultry Council in the wake of increased production costs and imports, according to reports. The council was dissolved by the government in 2009.
Seven out of 12 hatcheries in Ghana have shut down, and the remaining five are performing under capacity, said National Chairman Kwadwo Asante. The poultry industry is in danger of collapse if the government doesn't demonstrate a commitment to its protection. “It's not profitable because the production is around 80 to 90 percent," said Asante. "So any slight challenge we face leads to the collapse of the business. That’s why we’re advocating the re-institution of the council. We have to sit down with the minister and look at ways of minimizing the challenges.”