The Ghana Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) in a passionate appeal, has called for an improvement in the conditions of service of personnel of the veterinary service.
According to the Association, this will motivate personnel to improve service delivery. The call came on Friday, December 1, 2023, which marks the country’s 37th National Farmers Day Celebration.
“We plead that issues concerning the terms of employment/conditions of service of Veterinary Surgeons, and Para veterinary professionals should also be appropriately addressed to motivate them for an improved service delivery.”
Additionally, it called for support enhancement in the animal health sector from the government and donor communities.
Specifically, the Association wants the Veterinary services and its allied institutions such as Fisheries, Wildlife, Private Veterinary Hospitals/Clinics and veterinary medical schools well equipped with the needed infrastructure and tools.
Meanwhile, it has promised its unwavering support to farmers in the country in the quest for quality animal health care and advice, for improved livestock and poultry production, food security and safety in the country.
“As the competent authority in matters relating to animal health, in Ghana, VSD and the GVMA continue to pledge our support to our farmers and all citizens, we assure them of our unwavering commitment to providing quality animal health care and advice, for an improved livestock and poultry production, food security and safety in the country. This will in turn contribute to the government’s resolve to drastically reduce the importation of meat and other animal products which has caused a significant drain on our economy.”
This year’s Farmers’ Day celebration is under the theme “Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Food Security and Resilience”.