Aftermath of the New Patriotic Party’s internal parliamentary elections that was held on 20th June 2020, there has been numerous misconception among constituents most especially opposition parties that there is an internal party misunderstanding between the incumbent Member of Parliament Hon. Ato Panford and the New Patriotic Party’s 2020 Parliamentary Candidate, Hon. Samuel Erickson Abakah.
This alleged misconception was conceived on the table of discussion when a legislature within and outside Shama constituency when, Mr. Samuel Erickson Abakah defeated the incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency with 263 against 209 in an accumulated votes.
Meanwhile the incumbent Member of Parliament Hon. Ato Panford has disputed such misconception among Shama constituents as he has thrown out his support for the party’s Parliamentary Candidate, Hon. Lawyer Samuel Erickson Abakah in the 2020 December 7th polls.
He emphasize that there is absolute mutual communication between him and lawyer Abakah and he will be supporting the new parliamentary candidate so that the governing New Patriotic Party retains the seat in the Shama constituency.
The Member of Parliament made this statement to the media when the Chief Executive Officer of State Enterprise Commission, Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng honored a courtesy call on the Fisher folks in the Shama constituency.
The visit by the former Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Constituency was to interact with Fisher-folks at the various Landing Beaches along the coastal belt in the Shama District and to address fishing issues affecting them in their daily activities.
Fisher-folks at the various Landing Beaches along the coastal belt in the Shama District of the western region laments over illegalities in fishing activities as premix fuel and outboard motors supposed to have been given to the rightful fishermen is being diverted to non-fishermen without any fishing vessel in the Shama District.
According to them they travel distance outside the Shama District to Sekondi in search of premix fuel. Moreover the premix fuel they may get in Sekondi will be on high purchase in what they termed as “Connection”.
The Fisher-folks in the Shama District continued that it long over due for them to discuss issues surrounding the distribution of premix fuel and diversion outboard motors authorities so that their voices may be heard.
They then appealed to the former Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Constituency, Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng to FasTrack and assist them get more premix fuel and outboard motors to boost their activities in the fishing industry.
Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng in response to questions urged the Shama District Fisher-folks to remain calm as their grievances would be forwarded to the president of the republic of Ghana and and Fisheries Ministry address the menace
surrounding fishing activities as in terms of premix fuel and outboard motors.
The first time Parliamentary Candidate on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party seeking the mandate to lead Shama Constituents in the western region, Hon. Samuel Erickson Abakah addressing the Fisher folks said fishing activities in Ghana and within the Shama District is a major concern to the governing New Patriotic Party.
Again he added as the president of the 4th Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Danqwah Akufo-Addo’s Governance having much interest in the needs of fishermen reduced the purchase on Outboard Motor from One Hundred and Ninety Thousand Ghana Cedis “190,000.00” to One Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis “100,000.00”.
The Legislature and also an indigene in the Shama District enclave “Aboadze” to be precise, with humility urged Fisher-folks to report any illegalities on premix fuel and fishing vessel outboard motors that may be executed by landing beach or premix fuel committees.
Filed By: Benjamin Bray-Vision1 Fm/Globe TV.