Why Ghana Banned Chicken Imports From Nigeria

Why Ghana Banned Chicken Imports From Nigeria

 

GHANA has placed a ban on the importation of chicken from Nigeria and Togo.

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The ban is due to the recent outbreak of bird flu in Nigeria

The outbreak of the bird flu has reportedly resulted in the killing of over 4,000 birds so far.

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An estimated 6,000 birds had already died of bird flu.

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has confirmed the outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza disease in some parts of the country.

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The Ministry made this known in a statement issued and signed by Dr Patrick Abakeh, Director of Veterinary Services Directorate of MoFA.

Ghana last recorded a bird flu case in 2015.

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