A Dutch poultry company, Vencomatic Group, has decided to have an Africa footprint in Ghana in a US$200 million facility with the government of Ghana to establish poultry farms in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Northern regions of the country.
“the company got a loan to invest in its operations in Ghana. 36 million euros was secured to set up three branches across the country. We’ve earmarked Ejisu in the Ashanti region and the guinea processing project in the north and another set up in Accra,” explains Samuel Debrah, a Consultant for Vencomatic.
Mr. Debrah who was speaking on Accra-based Joy FM said the investment will provide about 3,000 direct jobs in the country.
The government is also said to be flaunting the project as a positive stimulus for its ‘Nationwide Chicken and Guinea Fowl Production, Processing and Packaging Projects.
However, it is not clear how this move by the government helps the cause of local poultry farmers who have over the years complained about very uncompetitive production and market environment in Ghana.
The Vencomatic Group offers solutions in housing, egg handling and climate control for any type of poultry house. It is reported that the presence of the company will increase the number of hatcheries in the country to minimize the importation of day-old chicks.
At the moment, Ghana imports about 350,000 metric tonnes of poultry annually.