The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Livestock,Hon. Alhaji Hardi Tufeiru, has called on the youth to invest in the poultry sector, citing its vast potential for growth and development. He highlighted the numerous opportunities within the sector that, if leveraged by young people, could significantly reduce the unemployment rate.

Alhaji Tufeiru made these remarks at Agrihouse Foundation’s 4th edition of Ghana Poultry Day, held on Monday, July 1st, 2024, at the forecourt of the State House. He emphasized that the poultry sector holds immense promise for young entrepreneurs willing to explore it.

the Deputy Minister mentioned that the government, through the second phase of the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative, has devised a comprehensive plan to address the deficits within the poultry sector over the next five years. He outlined that this plan includes support mechanisms for individuals who choose to venture into poultry farming.

“The government is committed to bridging the gap in the poultry sector and has established support systems for anyone who signs up,” Alhaji Tufeiru stated. He encouraged the youth to take advantage of these opportunities, emphasizing that investing in poultry could lead to sustainable livelihoods and contribute to the nation’s economic growth.

The Ghana Poultry Day event, organized by Agrihouse Foundation, served as a platform to showcase innovations in the poultry industry and discuss strategies to enhance its development. It attracted stakeholders from various sectors, including farmers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers, all dedicated to advancing Ghana’s poultry industry.