Government has indicated that plans are underway for the construction of fishing harbors and landing sites for some ten coastal communities across the country.
The proposed 235 million dollar project will be funded by government as part of its efforts to transform the country’s fishing industry.
[contextly_sidebar id=”tJ0GWiiGVjDBQZujKBiu6QPpr1xDO6ty”]The project, according to the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, is currently before parliament, awaiting approval.
The development of the fishing landing site, according to Mr. Nkrumah, is aimed at improving artisanal fishing.
It is also aimed at creating and maintaining a hygienic environment for the processing and handling of fish.
The ten communities that are expected to benefit are:
Teshie – Greater Accra Region
Axim – Western Region
Dixcove – Western Region
Elmina – Central Region
Winneba – Central Region
Mumford – Central Region
Senya- Bereku – Central Region
Fetteh-Gomah – Central Region
Moree – Central Region
The Minister indicated that the completion of these projects will increase export volumes, and directly increase the country’s foreign exchange earnings.
This project, if successfully implemented will be a fulfillment of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) promise to construct ten landing sites in various fishing communities along the country’s coast.
The party indicated at the time that the plan is part of its major vision to transform Ghana’s fishing industry.
By: Marian Ansah| citinewsroom.com| Ghana