Pork Sellers Complain About Low Patronage

by 5m Editor
12 May 2009, at 10:07am

GHANA - Pork traders within the Sekondi-Takoradi and its environs have complained about low patronage of pork products due to the outbreak of H1N1 flu in some countries.

Madam Esi Nana, a pig feet trader at the Takoradi Central Market, said on Friday that she used to sell half a jerry can of pork feet a day but she now sells five pieces in a day. She said, "Tell the press to stop talking too much about the disease because it is really affecting our business."

She called on importers to stop importing pork products to reduce chances of bringing the disease into the country. According to Ghana Web, Mr George Pentsil, Zonal Officer of the Food and Drugs Board in-charge of the Western and Central regions, said the Ministry of Health had alerted all health facilities to be on the look out for symptoms of the disease.

He said there was no cause for alarm adding, "If you care to eat pork products, cook it very well. Sales will improve with time."