Mr. Boris Baidoo, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and Chief Executive Officer of Boris B Group of Companies has appealed to the government and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector to strengthen the Ghana Broiler Revitalization Project to cut down on the importation of frozen chicken into the country.
According to him, this is to save money for the implementation policies and support for the agricultural sector and other developmental projects.
The Ghana Broiler Revitalization Project was launched to boost local production and processing of the country’s broiler chicken.
In designing this project, the Ministry supposedly took into consideration the clarion call on all Ghanaians to patronize made in Ghanaian goods.
Under the project, Boris B Farms and the Veterinary Supplies Ghana Limited produced the first 1000,000 broilers.
The creation of the project was expected to pave way for job creation since every 10,000 broilers had the ability to provide not more than 120 jobs.
In an interview with Rite News, Mr. Baidoo expressed confidence in the poultry industry to create appreciable income for the country if appropriate steps are put in place to strengthen the sector.
“The poultry industry can generate huge sums of revenue for the country and so much attention is needed to improve the sector to make it more lucrative to attract the youth and also absorb most of the unemployed graduates in the country,” he noted.
Mr. Baidoo cautioned consumers on what he termed the health implications in consuming imported chicken and called for the revamping of the local poultry industry to produce wholesome chicken for local consumers.
The young entrepreneur and philanthropist urged players in the industry to offer the necessary support to equip potential poultry farmers.
“Industry players must give out the necessary support needed to equip interested persons to venture into the poultry production to improve the sector and much effort is needed to realize this,” he noted.
Mr. Baidoo also regretted the situation where credit facilities denied loans to poultry farmers as startup capitals and urged for a policy to compel financial institutions to give loans to farmers at low interest rates, adding that this can reflect positively on the poultry sector as well, where the interest rate is different.
He was confident that such a policy would push the poultry farmers to approach the financial institutions to seek for loans to support the sector to grow “because the government cannot do it all alone” while the private sector equally has a role to play to achieve success at the end.
Mr. Boris Baidoo said the agric sector has the capacity to transform the country and poultry production should be the focus if much impact is to be realized.
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