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REPORT: Eggs To Soon Hit GH¢30 Per Crate

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REPORT: Crate Of Eggs To Soon Hit GH¢30 Soon

REPORT: Crate Of Eggs To Soon Hit GH¢30 Soon

The Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF) has projected that a crate of eggs, which currently costs between GH¢20-24 depending on size, could sell at an average price of GH¢30 by December 2021.

The projection in price increase per crate, is as well expected to affect the price of an egg, which currently sells at GH¢1.50 pesewas in most places.

The association has said the poultry sector is in dire need of support to stand on its feet amidst the negative impacts of the pandemic, which has become a threat to the already-collapsing industry.

Players in the poultry value chain are of the firm belief that until a pragmatic policy framework is put in place, the poultry industry cannot take its rightful place in contributing meaningfully to the country’s GDP.

Ghana currently imports over US$350 million (about 180,000 metric tonnes) worth of chicken annually, or the equivalent of five million chickens each week. The country’s own production equates about 58,000MT whereas national demand is about 400,000MT.

Ghana also continues to import a chunk of its eggs from Ivory Coast.

But the Northern Regional Chairman of GNAPF, George Dassah expressed the group’s displeasure about the current economic situation affecting the poultry value chain.

He was addressing stakeholders in the poultry sector at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) conference room in Tamale.

With some poultry farms folding up due to the pandemic, cost of feed has been skyrocketing as a result of the increasing price of maize, the major ingredient in poultry feed production.

Feed cost currently constitutes 65 percent of the total cost of poultry production. Within the space of 12 months, from August last year, the cost of 100 kg of maize has risen from GH¢130 to GH¢320-350 depending on the location the farmer is purchasing it. Though there are opportunities to augment local production, government’s assurance and policies for the sector are yet to fully benefit majority of poultry farmers.

The status of the much-touted Broiler Revitalisation Programme by government in 2020, to provide 4-million day-old chicks annually to poultry farmers for five years, has begun in the Greater Accra Region, albeit, with little sign of the initiative being spread evenly to benefit farmers nationwide.

GNAPF attributed challenges in the sector to neglect by successive governments adding, “the poultry fraternity has not experienced any concrete achievement over the years.”

The association feared that the situation would further increase unemployment rate considering the frequency of closure of poultry businesses and its associated effects in the value chain. “We are appealing to government to engage us in order to device and implement policies that would lead to the subsequent revamp of the sector,” GNAPF implored.

The Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association

In July this year, the Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association (GAPFA), held a similar media engagement on the challenges in the sector. GAPFA mentioned the high cost of maize, soya bean cake and sorghum as a major deterrent to farmers. In addition, the association noted that the unavailability of these ingredients on the market is further curtailing the poultry business.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Takoradi Again! Police Arrest 1 Woman And 2 Others For Faking A Kidnap With Ransom Of GH₵ 5,000.00

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Takoradi Again! Police Arrest 1 Woman And 2 Others For Faking A Kidnap With Ransom Of GH₵ 5,000.00

Takoradi Again! Police Arrest 1 Woman And 2 Others For Faking A Kidnap With Ransom Of GH₵ 5,000.00

According to a report gathered from the Ghana Police Service (GPS), three persons have been arrested by the police division after planning a fake kidnapping incident.

The Ghana Police in their Facebook report shared as gathered by GhanaCNN.com that, the Takoradi Divisional Police Command has arrested three suspects, Joana Krah, aged 29; Susana Awortwe, aged 27 and Francis Eshun, aged 27 for allegedly faking a kidnap and demanding a ransom of Five-Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 5,000.00).

It could be recalled that a Takoradi woman dominated the media space for months recently after he came up with her controversial pregnancy and kidnapping case.

Josephine Panyin Mensah Simons who was at the center of the brouhaha was later exposed for faking the said kidnap.

Joana Krah, aged 29; Susana Awortwe, aged 27 and Francis Eshun, aged 27 also comes in with another fake kidnap as they make numerous attempts to receive a ransom of GH₵ 5,000.00.

Check the post below by the Ghana Police Service:

 

 

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Police Arrest Notorious Armed Robber Who Made “Kill Them All” Comments With A Brandishing Gun

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Police Arrest Notorious Armed Robber Who Made "Kill Them All" Comments With A Brandishing Gun

Police Arrest Notorious Armed Robber Who Made “Kill Them All” Comments With A Brandishing Gun

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has won the hearts of many Ghanaians again after arresting a suspect in a video that has since gone viral.

In the video, a young guy was caught brandishing a gun and ended the video with a comment that says ”Kill Them All”.

GhanaCNN.com gathered the video from the official Facebook page of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) which reads:

“As indicated a short while ago, below is the widely circulated video in which the dangerous armed robbery and murder Suspect, Godstrong Tettey (who has been arrested) was brandishing a pistol.

He was arrested at Adeiso and items retrieved from him include two Pump action guns, one locally manufactured pistol, and one new foreign-manufactured pistol.”

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Ghana Police Service Mourn Two Officers Who Perished In A Fatal Accident

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Ghana Police Service Mourn Two Officers Who Perished In A Fatal Accident

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) sadly mourns two of its police officers who were serving mother Ghana but met their untimely death in a gory road accident.

In a Facebook post, the Ghana Police Service announced that two of its officers were involved in a fatal accident on October 21, 2021 as gathered by GhanaCNN.com

The statement from the police service further stated that it was a black Thursday for them since the officers who passed on were well-trained officers in the service of policing.

The post reads:

“News Release; The Ghana Police Service Mourn Two Officers Who Perished In a Fatal Accident Today. Read more from the attached.”

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Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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