December 9, 2021

The Western and Central regions are yet to benefit from government intervention under the fishing input support scheme.

According to the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Hawa Koomson when she  came to the floor of the House on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 to answer question in the name of her Ministry.

Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten lawmaker from Tema East wanted to know what economic impact mitigation measures are available for peasant or artisanal fisher folks for the 2021  closed fishing season which is imminent.

Mr. Speaker, the Ministry during the implementation of the 2021 Closed Season supported fishers across the four (4) Coastal Regions namely; Greater Accra, Volta, Central and Western Regions respectively with some relief items including 15,000 bags of rice and 6,250 cartons of cooking oil. The Ministry has also initiated the distribution of approved fishing nets to artisanal fisher folks in the Volta and Central Regions respectively.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/