SHAMA: Unfair and Illegal diversion of Premix Fuel and outboard Motors- Fisher-Folks lament

Fisher-folks at the various Landing Beaches along the coastal belt in the Shama District of the western region have lamented 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”.

They expressed their dissatisfaction to the western regional correspondent for VISION1 FM and GLOBE TV, Benjamin Bray, when the Chief Executive Officer of Commission, Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng together with the incumbent Member of Parliament for Shama constituency, Hon. Ato Panford and New Patriotic Party’s Parliamentary Candidate Hon. Samuel Erickson Abakah visited them in the district.

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 with authorities so that their voices may be heard.

They therefore 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.

Meanwhile the Legislature, Hon. Samuel Erickson Abakah who seeking the mandate from the Shama constituents in December 7th polls, addressing the Fisher folks in the coastal areas within the Shama District said the fishing work 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 has greater interest in the needs of fishermen to the extent of reduction on Outboard Motor from One Hundred and Ninety Thousand Ghana Cedis “190,000.00” to One Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis “100,000.00”.

Meanwhile the first time New Patriotic Party’s Parliamentary Candidate in the Shama constituency urged Fisher-folks to report any illegalities on premix fuel and outboard motors for fishing vessel that may be executed by landing beach or premix fuel committees.

Filed By: Benjamin Bray-Vision1 Fm/Globe TV.