‘Politics & Government’

IMO poultry farm Avutu Nigeria – what a mess

The massive IMO poultry farm in Nigeria lies in ruins

It would seem Nigeria is no better off when it comes to managing government assets and funding. IMO poultry complex situated in Avutu in Imo state seems to be the latest scam. After contracting a South African Company (Crux) to kick start and manage the farm for a year  – which for a year went very well, until they sent the farm manager they contracted home – and promptly had all their birds die. Supposedly he was to be brought back in two weeks – but that never happened.

The farm has lain empty for 30 years and the local minister of Agriculture (Frank Ibezim) had a real job on his hands to bring the chicken farm back online. While he did a sterling job initially, it would seem that there is no real commitment other than getting the governor (Owelle Rochas Okorocha) elected for another term.

The outcome

The farm is closed again – what a waste of resources and time. The farm re-employed the original farm hands from 30 years ago before the Biafran war…. they are all out of a job again. Such a buzz was created but it seems this was only to elevate the status of the local politicians and the governor of Imo state. Lots of hype just fizzled out to nothing with a few people making a few bucks and the poor people losing out again. A reliable source says the South African employed at the farm was not paid – that seems about how things work in Nigeria.

Nigerian chicken farming

What a lovely farm – and all for nothing.

Imo poultry farm - what a mess

Google view of IMO poultry farm in Nigeria

Poultry farming in Nigeria is a difficult proposition – high humidity and high temperatures make it a real challenge. But as long as they hold onto their outdated methods and an attitude of ” we don’t baby our birds” they will be trapped into importing 90% of their poultry…which by the way is illegal anyway. And boy, do Nigerians love chicken. This massive complex is ripe for the picking – but it seems that the crew that managed to pick it cannot make it work

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New Poultry Forum for South African chicken farmers

A new Poultry Forum for South African chicken farmers has gone live on the www.africanpoultryfarming.co.za site. It is a great place to speak to other small poultry farmers in South Africa. It is free to register and there seem to be knowledgeable users answering all sorts of questions about chicken houses and chicken farming in South Africa. It is a discussion board about poultry farming for small chicken farmers and emerging poultry farmers. It looks like they are trying to set up a group buying thingee for smaller farmers. There is also a discussion going on about government loans for chicken farmers. Chicken farming and poultry farming is growing in South Africa – especially small chicken farms. The poultry forum or chicken forum is a perfect place to discuss poultry farming and find poultry information.

 

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Africa needs white people?

Does Africa need white people?

This question can to be phrased in a different way – Does Africa need the knowledge and experience that white Africans  have? I would say a resounding YES. Since 1997 white people have, for one reason or another, left for seemingly greener pastures. The reasons are varied. Many of these reasons are personal and nothing could have been done to stop the flow.

White Africans have knowledge and experience that is critical for Africa success. (more…)

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