Bird Flu: Affected farmers will be compensated

Bird Flu: Affected farmers will be compensated

The Veterinary Services Directorate says it is taking swift measures to contain the spread of bird flu in the country.

Speaking at a media briefing in Accra, the Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Patrick Abakeh urged farmers to cooperate with the Directorate to stem the spread of the virus.

Mr. Abakeh said farmers who had their birds destroyed as a result of the disease will be compensated, so they should not fear to report the situation to the Directorate.

Not too long ago, the Food and Agriculture Ministry through the Veterinary Services confirmed the outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza disease also known as bird flu in some parts of the country particularly the Greater Accra, Central and Volta regions.

As a result of this the Veterinary Services through the Ministry of food and Agriculture has taken swift measures making sure affected farms are disinfected, and also deploying Veterinary officers to various farms to ensure that birds confirmed positive of the flu are culled among other things.

The Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Patrick Abakeh said the directorate will continue to create awareness on the disease to contain it within the shortest possible time.

President of the Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association, Madam Gifty Rodor appealed to government to equip the Veterinary Services with logistics needed to contain the disease in the country.

 

Source: Ashantibiz