Victor Oppong Adjei, President of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF) has warned the government against its decision of replacing eggs with imported Chinese mackerels for students under the School Feeding Programme.
The President, Victor Oppong Adjei said, they’ve learnt of the government’s plan to substitute school feeding eggs with Chibese mackerels for students which they believe will adversely affect the poultry industry.
“The supply of eggs to schools was helping the poultry industry. But we’re hearing of the importation of mackerel to substitute the eggs, which is very unfortunate.”
“The nutrients in eggs help the brains so you can’t compare mackerels to them. There was no agreement but gov’t said eggs should be added to the school feeding program. It was last week we heard that the eggs are being substituted with mackerel. Which is unfortunate.” as quoted by Starrfm.com.gh.