No ban on poultry importation

GHANA - The government would not subsidise or institute any form of protection for the domestic poultry industry so long as it can not produce at a comparative cheaper cost than the imported ones.

Mr Kwamena Bartels, Minister of Private Sector Development and President Special Initiatives, who stated this on Tuesday said, "Even if the local industries are subsidised they can't produce chicken at lower prices compared to the imported product.

"Our Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) situation would not allow us to do that besides, because of the dilemma of not being able to compete with the heavily subsidized products from the developed nations," he said.

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