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Ghana Declared Rinderpest-free

12 November 2009

GHANA - The International Organisation of Animal Health has conferred on Ghana the status of a rinderpest-free country, following the total eradication of the disease in 2005.

A Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Alfred Sugri-Tia, who disclosed this in Tamale, has therefore commended veterinary doctors in the country for their untiring efforts which ensured the eradication of rinderpest, a deadly and highly contagious cattle disease.

He made the commendation at the opening of the 35th Annual General Meeting of the Ghana Veterinary Medical Association in Tamale.

The Deputy Minister hoped with the establishment of two new veterinary schools at the University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, more veterinary professionals would soon be trained to contribute their quota towards animal health and production in the country.

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