The Minister of Western Region , Hon. Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah on behalf of President Akufo Addo in collaboration with the Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Ministry has distributed over 300 outboard motors to To Fisher Folks in The Western Region.
Speaking during the Presentation, the Minister who doubles as the MP for Takoradi Constituency,said , “on behalf of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, our dear President of the Republic of Ghana, I joined the Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Ministry and my colleague distinquished members of parliament and other equally distinquished officials on the 24th of July, 2020, presented three hundred (300) outboard motors to our hardworking fisher folks in the Western Region”.
The presentation came at a time when government strategically want to position the Fisheries sector to withstand the shocks that covid-19 pandemic poses to the very business of our hardworking fisher folks.
He added that, “Strengthening and improving their capacity is the focus of the government, also to support the fishing industry with incentives which will boost their operations and positively impact on their performance. A caring government is what I am talking about here! Indeed, our fisher folks were very delighted and expressed their appreciations to His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo”.
He assured fisher folks of continuous support from government and urged them tosafeguard the waters by practicing approved methods of fishing.