To ensure women become financial independent, they have been urged especially Women in Poultry Farming to be more creative and innovative in their day to day business, hence viable and productive.
This call was made by the Minister for Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng –Gyasi at the International Women’s Day Celebration (IWD) 2020 organized by the Wwn in Poultry Farming (WIPF) in collaboration with Women Poultry Value Chain (WIPVAC).
This year’s celebration took place on the campus of the University of Ghana under the theme: “I am Generation Equality-Realizing Entrepreneurial Opportunities In The Poultry Sector”
Advising further, she urged the women in egg business to always ensure that, they keep the eggs clean, hence attractive and edible”.
Also, the Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture Minister acknowledged the need for Women in the egg business to package their eggs in a unique way, stressing it is as important as the poultry business itself.
“So let’s keep this in mind and make sure that at all times we look different and unique from the others” Hon. Oteng Gyasi stressed.
Speaking on the International women’s Day Celebration, the Tourism Minister revealed that, the celebration forms part of government’s inclusive agenda to empower women to positively contribute to the economic development of the country.
Women to her, plays a very critical and sensitive role in all spheres of life hence the need for women to be protected and treated same as their men counterpart within the society and work places.
“We do know that in some work places, some men are paid more than women, it shouldn’t be so; we should be paid equally”, she stressed.
Howevet was quick to say, “We are not saying we want to take the natural place that God gave men no, but we want to be treated equally”.
On his part, Mr. Lovans Owusu Takyi, an agribusiness Value Chain Expert, Mr. Lovans Owusu explained that the value chain in the poultry business is very enormous that, they (poultry farmers) should add value to their business and take advantage of it to make enough profit.
Citing an instance where a poultry farmer can decide to transport client’s orders for them with their own vehicle or package their poultry products in a way that is unique than the others.
“The poultry value chain is very broad and if you are innovative, there is so much you can benefit from it”, he emphasized.
Advsing them not to solely focus on the production alone but should also focus about how they can enhance the packaging of the eggs to attract the general public when displayed at the various malls.
This, he believes can be an added advantage to the value chain as they women boost their poultry businesses..
On the day, the Women in Poultry Farming (WIPF) presented a cash award to one of the WIPF members as winner of the business plan competition pitch it instituted.
To make an impact, the group intends to donate to a charity home as part of the International Women’s Day celebration.
Dignitaries present at the program included the National President of WIPVAC-Apex, Madam Victoria Norgbey, an officer from the Ghana Poultry Project, Madam Carienne De- Boar and the Greater Accra Regional president and National Vice President of WIPF Madam Gifty Rodor.
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