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23 Mar 2018, Gergana Bencheva, EMIS Editor

Ghana’s govt drastically limits frozen chicken imports

Ghana’s government has drastically limited imports of frozen chicken in an attempt to help revamp the local poultry industry, Business and Financial Times Ghana reported citing the country’s food and agriculture minister, Dr. Gyiele Nurah.

However, he underlined that the government was ready at any time to reverse the ban if the local producers were unable to meet the market demand. High production costs and excessive imports have been considered a major challenge to the local producers in the recent years.

In 2017, Ghana imported over 135,000 metric tonnes of frozen chicken from the EU, which represented a 76% increase on an annual basis. In total, last year, the African country imported about 112 million birds, Business and Financial Times Ghana noted.

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