Rabat - The president of the Ghana National Poultry Farmers Association has appealed for Moroccan poultry professionals to invest in Ghana.
Rabat – The president of the Ghana National Poultry Farmers Association has appealed for Moroccan poultry professionals to invest in Ghana.
Morocco’s Interprofessional Federation of the Poultry Sector (FISA), organized a business to business meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra, in collaboration with Morocco’s Autonomous Export Control and Coordination Establishment (EACCE) to promote poultry and Moroccan expertise.
“Moroccan professionals in poultry sectors are invited to invest in Ghana to seize business opportunities offered by the country,” said Victor Oppong Adje, president of Ghana’s poultry association.
According to Oppong Adje, Ghana has several opportunities for Moroccan professionals, including a high demand on finished products—eggs, chicken flesh, and chicken lunchmeat, and an emerging market. Ghana also has cheap raw materials, such as corn and soy, which are the main feed for poultry.
Oppong Adje also touted low taxes, saying, “Ghana also offers tax incentives and customs facilities to investors who want to launch projects in the poultry sector.”
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Ghana’s poultry market imports 95 percent of its frozen chicken from the US, Brazil, the EU, and South Africa.
Ghana annually imports 150,000 tons of poultry meat, and wants to take advantage of Moroccan expertise to develop a local sector.
“This collaboration must be done in stages,” said the president of FISA, Youssef Alaoui.
“We can start by installing hatcheries for chicks, pending the establishment of a complete sanitary facility.”