is rare to see artistes taking on national issues that have nothing to
do with the creative arts industry but once in a while these musicians
rapper, Kofi Kinaata, has joined in the number of musicians who are
ready to use their power to influence the society when it comes to
implementations of policies.
Kofi Kinaata on May 20, released his new song ‘illegal fishing’ to help increase awareness of the closed fishing season.
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in collaboration with
the Fisheries Commission, announced the closure of the season for
artisanal fishing from Wednesday, May
15 to Saturday, June 15, 2019.
decision is aimed at reducing the over-exploitation of fish stocks in
Ghana’s waters. It also forms part of measures to regenerate Ghana’s
fast-depleting fish stocks.
some fisherfolks have complained that dynamite fishing, transhipment,
light fishing and other illegal fishing methods, are still in force even
after the announcement.
According to them, if these illegal fishing methods are still in place, this year’s closed season will be meaningless.
project between Kofi Kinaata and Ministry of Fisheries, is to help
discourage illegal fishing and fishing methods while promoting the need
to obey the government’s order till
the appointed time.
In the video shot at a coastal area and by VGMA nominee, Director Abass, Kofi Kinaata advises against using chemicals in fishing. He calls on people to protect the water bodies to help secure the water for the future generation.