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Table 6 Participants perception of the outcome, impact and long-term effects of the restriction

From: Public awareness and perception of Ghana’s restrictive policy on fatty meat, as well as preference and consumption of meat products among Ghanaian adults living in the Kumasi Metropolis

Question Frequency Percentage
What has been the outcome of the restriction?
 No to little effect 89 23.6
 Reduction on importation 14 3.7
 Not sure 122 32.4
 Caused unemployment for importers 16 4.2
 People avoid fatty meat now 10 2.7
 Local farmers are producing more 13 3.4
 Reduced diseases/improved quality of life 73 19.4
 Poor education about the ban 23 6.1
 Unhygienic packaging of local meat 3 0.8
 Expensive local meat/high cost of living 14 3.7
What do you think will be the longer-term effect of the restriction?
 It will improve health, prevent disease and/or reduce death 138 59.4
 No idea/no effect 43 11.4
 Importation will reduce 16 4.2
 Employment for local meat sellers 13 3.4
 Unemployment for importers 15 4.0
 Less tax revenue for government 2 0.5
 Affect Ghana’s export business 1 0.3
 Local meat will be expensive 8 2.1
 Policy cannot be strictly enforced 19 5.1
 Higher patronage of local meat 21 5.6
 Higher cost of living 10 2.7