The Minister for Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Rashid Ali Juma, is encouraging Hotel owners here to source their food preparing stuffs and related ingredients from local producers including poultry farmers, instead of importing them.
The Minister wondered why most of the Isle’s poultry industry is highly dependent on imported poultry products from countries like Brazil, South Africa and Kenya, yet they are also capable of raising them locally.
He said with good organisation, they can exploit their domestic poultry to feed their local restaurants, which in a way would promote and create them ready markets.
“It is high time Hoteliers in the country partner with farmers including poultry keepers to supply them with chicken for their restaurants. There are already enough at home instead of importing from abroad,” hinted Mr Juma.
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