In his quest to ensure that livestock industry in the country is fully sustained to help generate funds for the government to support the economy as well as creating job opportunities for the youth, the Managing Director of an Ejisu in the Ashanti Regional based Poultry Farming Company, Bossway Farms Company ltd, Mr. Thomas Adom has stressed the need for the government to ensure that policies that govern the industry are enforced to archive the sector’s goals.
Mr. Thomas Adom, Managing Director Bossway Farms Company Ltd,
Speaking to our Ashanti Regional correspondent in an interview, Mr. Adom regretted that though the Ministry of Food and Agriculture have the guidelines and policies that govern the livestock industry, and for that matter the entire agriculture sector, yet, the implementation of the policies tend to be ineffective.
He reiterated that the failure of implementation of the policies have been frustrating and collapsing number of poultry farms in the country.
Mr. Adom mentioned ineffective monitoring and supervisory roles where the sector’s staff who are expected to go rounds on poultry farmers to offer professional advice and services to revamp the activities of farmers are left to stay
idle at their various offices, and always seen following the sector Minister on either regional or national tours.
Mr Adom on this note, urged the Minister of Food and Agriculture to sit up to ensure that discipline is enforced to ensure that
the workers at the Ministry work up to satisfaction.
Mr. Adom also called on the Ministry to establish a special department where livestock operators can channel their grievances for attention.
About the feeds to service the birds among other spices been reared by livestock operators, Mr. Adom urged government to make them available at an affordable price, citing for instance the scarcity of wheat brand products and the high cost attached to it when a farmer comes by it.
Mr Adom noted that at this era of technological advancement, livestock farmers need nothing from government expect effective cooperation and implementation of good agriculture policies to enable operators work up to satisfaction.
Touching on the the availablity of ready market plan, Mr Adom urged government to encourage Ghanaians to patronise products been produced in the country. This he said, would help boost the operations of the local industries in the country.
Alternatively, he also appealed to the government to impress upon its embassy offices worldwide to create business centres where Ghanaian products could be showcased there to enable foreign investors to do business with their Ghanaian business counterparts.
Mr Adom took advantage to advise his colleague poultry farmers to stay united, work .hard and cooperate with government, so that through hardwork and dedication, government could show sympathy on them..
By Nana Amoah