Dr. Hannah Louisa Bisiw, Ghana's deputy minister of food and agriculture, has indicated that the government is working on a proposal for funding to revamp the poultry industry in the country. The government seeks to ensure adequate meat and dairy products are produced to meet the country's protein requirement, Bisiw said.
Providing funding to the Ghana poultry industry will also help Ghana become more self-sufficient and less reliant on the import of meat and poultry products. Ghana currently spends more than $300 billion on meat and poultry imports, according to a Ghanaweb report.
Bisiw noted that the country's national annual meat requirement is likely to increase in the near future, further creating the need for profitability in the Ghana poultry industry.