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Anomabo Fisheries College to admit students

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Kwesi Amissah-Arthur - Vice-President
Kwesi Amissah-Arthur – Vice-President

Anomabo Fisheries College in the Central Region, would from October this year start admitting its first batch of students into the college, Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur has disclosed.

The Vice President who was addressing a durbar of chiefs and people of Elmina to climax this year’s Bakatue Festival said the College was established to facilitate the training of technicians and to help improve the skills and knowledge in the fisheries sector.

The Anomabo Fisheries College was a campaign promise by the late President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills to the chiefs and people of Anomabo and to a large extent, the fishing communities in the country.

In May 2011, he gave a Presidential approval for the establishment of the College and consequently, the Anomabo Fisheries College Implementation Committee was set up and it worked for three years.

The College was named after the late President in August last year.

It would train extensions officers for the marine and inland fisheries sub-sector and run start-term proficiency courses in virtually all aspects of fisheries and aquaculture for practitioners and prospective actors.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur entreated the fisher folks to take advantage of the college to enroll and improve their skills and knowledge and learn modern methods of fishing to enable them make enough catch to better their living standards.

He reminded Ghanaians that the November 7 elections is not “a do or die affair” and urged them to consider the elections as a civic responsibility and a call to duty.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur urged them to participate in electoral activities and preach the message of peace and unity.

He asked the youth to be wary of unscrupulous politicians in the society who would like to use them for their selfish interests.

He advised them to be proactive and take up roles that would enhance the country’s development.

He said Ghanaians must not take the peace they are enjoying for granted and consolidate it in the coming years especially during this year’s election.

The Paramount Chief of Edina, Nana Kodwo Conduah VI, appealed to the Government to allocate a quota of revenue generated from the Elmina Castle to the traditional council as it used to be for development.

He said the castle is one of the most visited tourist sites in the country; however the council does not receive any quota of the revenue generated to facilitate its development since 2009.

He indicated that the money which the council had received was used to enroll some needy but brilliant youth in the area into nursing training colleges in addition to other important programmes.

Nana Conduah called on the citizenry to assist the traditional council to build a befitting palace, since the place the body is occupying currently is rented.

He praised the Government, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom and other stakeholders who in diverse ways contributes to the development the area, and called for unity among the people to ensure total development in the area.

Source: GNA

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