Poultry Farmers to meet President over replacing eggs with Chinese mackerel for school student

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Poultry farmers are raged over the decision by the government to replace eggs with Chinese mackerel for the students in Ghana.

Speaking to Angel FM this morning, Mr. Boris B, a poultry farmer described the report of the government’s decision as shocking depicting a character of unconcern and cruelty by the government to the farmers.

Reports indicate that Akufo-Addo’s led government has awarded a contract to a Chinese company to import mackerel for the school children under the school feeding programme to replace the consumption of eggs by the students.

He added that the government’s decision to replace eggs with Chinese mackerel is a means to collapse their poultry business. “We have gone for loans to produce both eggs and broilers for the country. We are already in a state of losing our business due to the high cost of poultry feed, why should the government increase our woes with such a decision”? He quizzed.

The poultry sector has witnessed the lay-off of workers for the past months now due to the effect of the pandemic, high cost of feed, and low patronage of poultry products.

The poultry farmers are to meet Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana to address their grievances. The President has accepted to meet the poultry farmers on this issue on Friday.

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