The price of pork is expected to go up by almost 20 percent, effective September 20, 2022.
As expected, a kilogram of pork will increase from 14 cedis to 18 cedis, according to the producer association.
Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Pig Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Daniel Yaw Siaw, says the price hike is a result of the rising cost of feed, diesel, among other factors.
Mr. Siam noted that the industry needs the upward adjustment as part of pragmatic measures to salvage its operations.
He indicated that prices of pig feed have been rising, while farmers have had to battle the African swine fever.
Speaking at an event in Kumasi, Mr Siaw is reported to have said;
“The industry suffered a setback with the outbreak of the swine fever. Businesses who could not access compensation for culling their animals have not been able to bounce back“
This is how some Ghanaians have reacted to the news;
Osmsn Salisu – If Ghanaians don’t change their mindset both political parties NDC and NPP will regn our lives and destroy everything.
Joy Smith Blankson – If you have useless wicked blockheaded leaders this is what happens.. everybody wakes up and do anything anyhow
Melchizedek Nudokpor – Should any government come and band us from eating pork meat,the world will come and bow down to Ghana because our God will rise and build us to build his nation.one spiritual secret of Ghana to be where we are despite all our natural resource is our God does not want us eat pork meat.this is DEEP
Asiedu Davis Rufus – Is it also from Ukraine?Other things will follow and we’ll end up increasing the inflation we’re complaining about.