Krowor MP welcomes Mahama’s promise of timely delivery of essential supplies to fishers

 The Member of Parliament for the Krowor Constitu­ency in the Greater Accra Region, Dr Naa Momo Lartey, has hailed former President Mahama for his decision to ensure timely delivery of essential supplies to fishers in his next government.

She said her constituency with a rich fishing heritage had been on the downward spiral and uphold­ing such commitments as envi­sioned by the former president was the only way the industry could be revived.

“I am heartened and encouraged by the pledges made by the flag­bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, during his recent visit to the Canoe Wharf area of the Tema Fishing Harbour to revive the fishing industry, a beacon of hope for our commu­nity.

I am particularly pleased with his assurance that the next NDC administration will ensure the timely delivery of essential supplies such as premix fuel and outboard motors to the landing beach com­mittees and chief fishermen,” she emphasised.

Dr Lartey, who disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times on the sidelines of former President Mahama’s tour of the Tema Fishing Har­bour over the weekend, said these resources were critical for the efficient operation of fishing ac­tivities, and their availability would significantly enhance productivity.

In addition, she said it would improve the livelihoods of fisher folks, and ultimately promote the sustainability of the sector.

“John Mahama’s promise to exclude artisanal fishing from the closed season policy is a thought­ful decision which perfectly aligns with the views of fisher folks at the Nungua landing beach since the closed season policy started,” she said.

Dr Lartey said the exclusion of artisanal fishing would protect the livelihoods of small-scale fisher­men who depended on year-round fishing activities to support their families and contribute to the local economy.

“I wish to applaud H.E. John Mahama for his dedication and clear vision for the future of our fishing communities. His prom­ises reflect a deep understanding of our challenges and a strong commitment to addressing them,” she added.

She said she was confident that under the leadership of former President Mahama who is also the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the fishing industry would experience the much-needed re­surgence and bring about prosper­ity and stability to the people of Krowor and beyond.

“As the representative of a proud fishing constituency, Kro­wor, I stand ready to support these initiatives, and to work together with all stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of these vital measures,” she said.

She also called on her constit­uents to unite in their efforts to build a stronger and more vibrant fishing industry.


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