MP condemns fishermen’s action on ban of flash light

The Member of Parliament for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem, Dr. Joseph Annan, has condemned the recent demonstration by a group of fishermen in Elmina, saying it was uncalled for.

At a meeting with fishermen at Komenda Dr. Annan, who is also the Deputy Minister of Education, urged them to channel any grievances they had to the appropriate quarters for redress instead of engaging in demonstrations.

The Komenda fishermen disassociated themselves from the demonstration and expressed disappointment at the turn of events on that fateful day.

According to Opanyin Kwesi Akwa, the acting Apofohen of Komenda, fishermen from the area together with those from Elmina and Abandze organized a press conference at Elmina to air their grievances.

These were the ban on the use of flash light in fishing and also the fact that some fishing vessels were still engaging in pair trawling even though it had been banned.

He told the MP that the meeting ended peacefully and the fishermen departed to their destinations and were therefore surprised to hear that some youth took to the streets and mounted road blocks.

The fishermen have decided to send a petition to the government through the MP on why the Police should arrest two of their leaders for questioning when they were not part of that demonstration.

Source: GNA

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