Poultry farmers threaten to sell flu infected birds

The Extinction Chronicles

http://www.graphic.com.gh/business/business-news/poultry-farmers-threaten-to-sell-flu-infected-birds.html

Poultry farmers threaten to sell flu infected birds

Poultry farmers threaten to sell flu infected birds

Poultry farmers across the country have threatened not to report any cases of bird flu incidence on their farms for fear that their birds will be culled and compensation will not be paid to them.

This follows the inability of the government to pay the farmers about GH¢11 million as compensation for culling 111,000 birds during the Avian influenza (bird flu) outbreak two years ago.

Already, some of the farmers have carried out their threat and are rushing infected birds to the market for sale as soon as they detect signs of bird flu on their farms.

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs approved GH¢11 million as compensation for the poultry farmers whose birds were culled (destroyed). Out of the amount, the farmers claim only GH¢1 million was paid as compensation to…

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