The Chairman of Domaa Poultry Farmers Association, Mr. Adjei Kusi has clarified deliberations on the increment in the prices of eggs.
He stated that the prices of eggs have seen a slight increment to safeguard the poultry business.
There is shortage of maize to feed our fowls and this has reduced egg production, he lamented.
However, he said that the increment is flexible enough such that all can patronize them.
He also said that the drastic increase in the price of maize is unprecedented in the poultry business.
“We do not get feed for these poultry to produce more eggs. Poultry business is collapsing that is why there has been a slight increment”, he emphasized.
Since eggs are perishable goods, they cannot hoard them to sell at high prices. Instead, majority of these farmers sell their poultry fowls and buy new poultry when the prices of maize reduce.
The prices of maize have increased tremendously. “We are coping with the situation to safeguard the poultry business. In the fear of running into huge losses, we normally sell these eggs at rather cheap prices. This problem has been affecting poultry farmers here for some time now”, he added.
He further added that due to shortage of maize in the country, they have resorted to the import of maize from Cote Ivoire .
“If we would have to wait for maize to be in season in Ghana, these fowls would all die and there would be no eggs for sale. We will reduce the prices of eggs if the prices of maize reduce, he stressed.
He further pleaded with government to come to their aid to help them curb this menace.
By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)