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Tilapia Import Ban Hopes to Build Better Economy

04 September 2014

GHANA - Ghana’s ban on the importation of tilapia hopes to build a better local economy, since the move will spur growth in the local aquaculture sector.

Countries all over are instituting stringent import measures to first of all protect their citizens from consuming products of sub-standard quality regardless of where it’s coming from, and secondly to protect their local industries, so it is incumbent on us a country to accept this move as a step to a better Ghana, reports GhanaWeb.

The economic problems Ghana is facing as a country can partly be attributed to its taste for foreign products. The markets are flooded with considerable quantities of meat and meat products when the country has a competitive advantage in producing the best of these products at a very reasonable price.

According to Madam Sherry Ayitey, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, who announced this in Tema, the ban would create about 50,000 jobs in the aquaculture sector of the economy, where young unemployed persons are being targeted.

The Republic believes that this move by the NDC administration will help boost the local tilapia industry, which will undoubtedly reflect positively on the local economy.

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