Fishermen call for increase in premix fuel allocation
They said this would reduce the high costs of the product which was being sold between GH¢420 to GH¢450 per drum.
Two Chief fishermen at New Town and Mangyea expressed these concerns at separate interviews with the Ghana News Agency at Half Assini.
Mr Abraham Quansah, Chief Fisherman for New Town, said the only premix station in the area located at Mangyea, about 15 kilometres from Half Assini, received consignments of 3000 gallons once in four months, “which is woefully inadequate and adversely affects our business.”
He said the irregular supply of the product to the area had resulted in its high price as middlemen had taken advantage of the situation.
On the same issue, Mr Thomas Aikins, Chief Fisherman for Mangyea, said the situation could worsen as the bumper catch season was getting nearer and more premix fuel would be needed for their business.
They, therefore, appealed for an additional premix outlet at New Town to address the problem.