The Director of veterinary services in the Northern region, Dr. Evans Ayamdooh has bemoaned the inadequate number of veterinary officers in the region.
The shortfall he added is impeding the delivery of veterinary services to farmers in the region.
According to him, poultry farmers in some districts are unable to access the needed sensitization; training and technical advice services that will enable them prevent, control and manage diseases that attack their poultry farms.
He mentioned West Mamprusi, Tatale-Sanguli, Zabzugu, Sawla-Tuna, and some districts that suffer low surveillance and outreach services since they are only managed by veterinary technicians.
Speaking to Diamonds news in an interview, Dr. Ayamdooh stated that poultry farmers were unable to increase production since they lack the technical knowledge on how to manage commercial farms. He thereby appealed to government to consider employing more veterinary officers.
The regional Veterinary officer also painted a brighter future for the poultry industry in the region and urged investors to consider exploring the sector since the demand for poultry products were on the rise.