Association advocates for win-win approach in solving challenges in poultry
3/16/2012 6:02:11 PM -
Dodowa (G/A), March 16, GNA - Participants at an advocacy training workshop for private business sector associations are advocating the involvement of major companies that import frozen chicken and other poultry products in the development of the local poultry industry.
They are of the opinion that the importers could be made to invest a percentage of their value of annual imports into the local poultry industry to help create jobs, wealth and sustain the local industry.
These were the views expressed at the four-day training workshop on advocacy for some executive officers of selected private business sector associations by the Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) and supported by the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC Fund) at Dodowa.
The participants were of the view that reduction in importation of poultry products like frozen chicken and eggs should be a gradual process spread over a period while efforts are being made to promote the local poultry industry to fill the gab.
Nana Osei Bonsu, Director General of PEF, advised business sector associations to consider the interest of other stakeholders in the private business sector when advocating for solutions to their challenges.
He said in most cases it was better for the 'win-win' approach to be adopted with the best interest of the public in mind.