Agric Chamber Calls Off Bird Flu Alert

Agric Chamber Calls Off Bird Flu Alert

The Ghana Agriculture Chamber of Commerce has assured Ghanaians they can enjoy their chicken during the yuletide.

Speaking on Joy News Thursday, President of the Chamber, Philip Abayori dispelled fears that the bird flu outbreak in Tema endangers consumption of chicken during the Christmas season.

According to him the chamber has a vibrant veterinary services sector which is on the field ensuring that no infected birds get to the market.

“When an outbreak happens, the veterinary officers go the place, the place is fumigated and everything is destroyed. In terms of live birds trade we have the Live Birds Trading Associations across the country and they are also conscious about not selling infected birds,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hannah Louisa Bissiw has also alley fears. She has assured the public that there is no cause for agitation as government has instituted stringent measures to ensure that only wholesome foods get unto the market for consumption.

She further explained that there are intermittent outbreaks of the flu in areas that have been hit by the disease in the past, but such occurrences should not be mistaken as an epidemic.

She said this in an interview with Class FM in Accra.

 

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