A well-known businessman who also doubles as poultry farmer, Ernest Adomako, popularly known as KEON has chided government for its neglect Ghana’s poultry industry.
According to KEON, the poultry industry holds the potential of augmenting Ghana’s quest of stabilizing the cedi as well as creating employment for the teeming unemployed youth in Ghana.
Speaking on the subject of government’s decision to ban the importation of second hand electronics on one Ghanan’s most-listened to afternoon current affairs and political show, Epa Hoa Daben, hosted by Don Kwabena Prah, (The Don), the businessman/poultry farmer turned politicina, KEON, questioned the reason behind the policy direction.
“What sort of alternatives is the government implementing so that the vulnerable is not gravely affected? It is better for government to create multiple options so that people can make informed choices” he intoned.
According to KEON, the banning of second hand electronics should not be the immediate haedache of the government. he believes there are far more important things the government prioritize.
KEON suggests government should rather exert efforts at some existential issues threatening the economy. “For instance, the poultry industry, which provides about 90% of the protein needs of Ghanaians is under serious threat of collapse and no one seems to be bothered” he mentioned.
“What perculiar techonology do we need as a people to be able to meet the demands of the Ghanaian populace? I don’t understand why we spend over $600 million to import chicken products into Ghana” the businessman quipped.
KEON reveals the poultry industry has the potential of creating huge numbers of employment. However, the industry receives less of attention from investors and government.
“Imagine if government commits to investing a quarter of what we use in importing chicken into the local poultry industry empowering local poutry farmers to meet local demands. Just think about the benefits the state will derive from such an investment” KEON said.
He has, however, made a strong appeal to government and investors to turn attention to the local poultry industry to rescue it from total collapse. In his view government and investors would not lose much if they are to invest in the industry. “Government and investors could be getting returns on their investments every quarter of the year and there are other auxillary products that the industry could help manufacture, prime among them being organic fertilizer from the feacal matter of the birds” KEON shared.
KEON further reveals that he’s conducted an extensive research into how to turn feaccal matter of the birds into organic fertilizer. He is thus imploring other business people to support new ideas of that have the potential of turning Ghana’s economic tide around for the better.
“The poultry industry has got a long but immensely profitable value chain that could be exploited to the benefit of Ghana. However, Ghana, as a state, has diverted attention to an agenda of killing the businesses of these second hand electronic importers.”
Ernest Adomako a.k.a KEON aspires to contest for the parliamentary candidate position for the NDC in the Okaikoi South Constituency. He aspires to contribute ideas that could lift a lot of Ghanaians out of their current state.
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Source: MyGhanaMedia.com / Sefah-Danquah