Secretariat urged to increase weekly premix fuel to Tema fishing harbour
Nii Odametey II, Chief Fisherman of Tema Awudum, has appealed to the Premix Secretariat to increase its weekly premix allocation to fisher-folks at the Tema Fishing Harbour.
The appeal, he said, has become necessary because of the influx into the metropolis of fishermen from Ada, the Western and Central Regions, who also depend on the Tema allocation for their fishing expeditions.
Nii Odametey made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Tema Fishing Harbour.
He commended the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for the supply of outboard motors to the fishing communities in the Central and Western Regions, and urged the Ministry to give priority attention to the Greater Accra Region in its future allocation of the motors before considering the other regions.
Nii Odametey commended the Ghana Navy and the other security agencies for their constant patrols and vigilance and urged them not to be complacent but to go the extra mile to ensure the total elimination of pair-trawling on the high seas.
He also praised the Tema Metropolitan Assembly and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority for undertaking the dredging project at Tema Landing Beach and urged the two institutions to strive to ensure the early completion of the project.