National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer John Mahama claims the Akufo-Addo-led administration renounced the previous government’s strategy to limit chicken imports.
He claims that those who have made significant investments in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) stand to gain from the move.
The previous president has promised that appropriate steps would be taken to increase the amount of chicken produced domestically.
“We are not poultry importers. We are concerned about growing the local industries and poultry is one of them. We will ensure that we grow the sector,” he emphasised.
John Mahama asserts that the business was enhanced by a regulation that required poultry importers to get a certain percentage of their supply from the regional sector.
According to him, the decision to scrap the policy was made with party financiers in mind.
In Wenchi, he was attending the first of several town hall meetings in preparation for the 2024 elections, and he was answering questions from the local chicken producers.
The “Building Ghana Tour” is centered around town hall meetings around the nation.
The concerns expressed by the electorate and different economic groups would be taken into consideration while creating a manifesto that will address the needs of Ghanaians.
The chicken Farmers Association met with representatives of several economic groups in Wenchi and lamented the overabundance of chicken imports that are hurting the regional poultry sector.
Every year, at least $2 billion is spent on the importation of five different foods, including chicken.
Upon assuming power, the previous President promised to abolish the regulation pertaining to licensure tests for graduates of Teacher Training Colleges.
In his opinion, it would be better to reinforce the Training Colleges in order to provide students with high-quality instruction.
The goal of John Mahama’s campaign is to give young people in Ghana newfound hope and encourage them to cast ballots for him to run for office again.
“Your votes can change the destiny of the country. Democracy gives us the opportunity to change non-performing governments and I am hopeful that in the next election, this government that has plunged the country in hardship will be changed,” he concluded.