Accra Poultry Farmers Observe Egg Day
Some members of GAPFA distributing the boiled eggs to the pupils
THE GREATER Accra Poultry Farmers
Association (GAPFA) recently commemorated World Egg Day with pupils and
teachers of the Odorkor MacClean Cluster of Schools.
The celebration, held at the forecourt
of the school’s premises, saw the farmers presenting boiled eggs to the pupils.
In a keynote address read on his behalf,
president of GAPFA, Abu Yaw Aidoo, explained the essence in egg consumption and
how much it contributed positively to the health of people, stressing that it
is important for us to take the production and consumption of eggs more
He highlighted the health and
nutritional benefits in the consumption of eggs and reiterated that increased
egg production and consumption in a developing country such as Ghana could
significantly improve food and nutrition security.
He appealed to the government to give
the poultry industry more attention by making more resources available for the
development and expansion of the business and as part of the government’s
school feeding programme provide eggs as an essential part of the food provided
to the pupils.
Headmistress of the Odorkor Maclean
Basic School, Doris Berkoh, received the eggs on behalf of the pupils and
applauded GAPFA for their gesture.
World Egg Day is an international event that celebrates eggs around the world, on the second Friday in October every year. The day offers a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits that is derived from its consumption.
BY Samuel Boadi