#BetaPipol Pork and hog farm by-product marketing markets are temporarily closed in the West region. The circulation and transport of pigs and by-products are also prohibited. This is the substance of a decree signed on July 16th by the Governor of the region; Awa Fonka Augustine.
The governor of the West region fears a probable swine fever which could cause enormous consequences in the region which is one of the greatest suppliers of the country’s pork industry.
This ban is coming up now because swine fever is looming in the country, according to the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industry (Minepia).
On July 4th, a shipment of pigs from the North-West region, brought to the city of Douala was intercepted in the town of Melong, Moungo division, Littoral region.
The inspection of this cargo revealed about thirty dead pigs. To minimize the risk of spread, teams from Minepia‘s regional delegation traveled through the region’s various markets to ensure the good quality of the pork sold there. A caution that led the governor of the West to ban the sale of pork in his region of command.
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