Ghana's Government Releases Funds to Tackle Bird Flu

19 January 2016, at 12:00am

GHANA - The Ghanaian government has created a fund of 11 million cedi (2.7 million USD) to help tackle avian influenza in the country.

Peace FM online reported that the fund has been used to supply 22 vehicles and 120 motorbikes to bring the disease under control, through the Ministry of Agriculture.

This was revealed by the by Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Dr Hannah Bissiw at a forum which was aimed at outlining measures put in place by government to arrest the further spread of the influenza.

She said government has compensated twenty-five poultry farmers whose farms were affected by bird flu.

Dr Bissiw added that the compensation has so far motivated poultry farmers to report cases of suspected disease on their farms.