Cameroon – Bird Flu: The sale of chicken remains prohibited in Ebolowa in the South Region

Written by Deckson N.

The daily Le Jour says consumers in this part of the country are desperate.

While the sale of chicken seems to gradually resume in the Western Region, the daily Le Jour edition of July 19, 2016 reports that it is forbidden in Ebolowa and its surroundings. And since the onset of the outbreak of bird flu in this part of the country. Something that is angering consumers and sellers. “Last Monday, July 18, 2016 at the central market of Ebolowa there was no shadow of a chicken meat for sale. Even less visible vendors. The chicken market destroyed a month ago is still deserted. The unoccupied space still awaiting its usual occupants, “says the newspaper.

Donatien Kamga is one of the few vendors encountered in the field by the newspaper. Converted into a seller of spices, he said that according to the Regional Delegate of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries for the South, “there are some conditions to fulfill at the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Industries animal to resume activity. ” This does not rejoice at all the consumers in the town. Rosine Abomo a housewife said the accusing finger should be pointed at the agents of MINEPIA. For her, they “do not create a healthy chicken sales space for supply to households in the town.” Based on the fact that “one still finds roasted chicken on sale at some taverns in the town for all to see,” she says.

Remember, it must be said that on July 14, Felix Nguélé Nguélé, the Governor of the Region held a meeting with the actors of the poultry industry. The objective of this meeting was to take stock of the situation of bird flu in the region since the implementation of the measures. Those measures, the result is that the chicken market in the town has been destroyed, thousands of chickens and eggs were cremated. Only ten disinfected farms are open in the town. The Governor announced another consultation for July 19, 2016.

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