June 6, 2021

Deputy Minister designate for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Moses Anim said Government is resolved to revitalise the aquaculture industry to increase domestic production and reduce fish importation.

According to him this would create additional job opportunities while stressing that his ambition is to assist the sector minister empower the fisher folks with the requisite knowledge on the aquaculture sub-sector and implementation of other key programmes.

The lawmaker for Trobu further pledged to assist her sector minister in the implementation of the underlining policy drive of the Ministry towards achieving the structural changes in the sector.

Again, the Ministry would use policy interventions and active private sector participation as a tool to promote fresh water fish farming and marine culture, thereby creating additional job opportunities, promoting aquaculture as an alternative source of domestic fish production through deliberate policy interventions.

Reacting to claims that officials in charge of selling the premix fuel sell it mostly to pro-NPP fishermen who hoard and sell the product at an inflated price thus creating shortage, he promised to assist the Minister sanitise the industry and continue the processes aimed at digitizing the distribution of premix fuel to address the confusion characterizing the distribution process.

She gave these assurances before the Appointment Committee on Friday, June 4, 2021 during his vetting.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com