General News of Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed that the government has plans to construct 10 fishing harbours and landing sites.
According to him, Cabinet has already approved the commercial and financial agreement for the projects, which is now pending parliamentary approval.
He made the revelation on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at a bi-weekly press briefing in Accra.
Mr Nkrumah noted that a “total amount of $235 million has been earmarked for these projects situated in selected areas.”
“The government’s vision to transform Ghana’s fishing industry is clearly stated in the NPP’s 2016 manifesto, under Agriculture and Rural Development on pages 18 and 19. It includes a key pillar that says: ‘Top of the agenda for fisheries will be the programme of building landing sites and storage facilities’”, he stressed.
The project is expected to boost the fishing sector which contributes an estimated three per cent to Ghana’s GDP.
The fishing harbours and landing sites will be located in the following areas:
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
Keta – Volta Region