Plans are positioned for any government to roll out life insurance policies for fisher folks country wide in December, Ms Sherry Ayitey, Minister of Fisheries and Aqua-Culture has hinted.
She explained how the policy was targeted at cushioning fishermen with payment of compensation in the case of personal accidents or having their working tools damaged on their fishing expeditions.
The minister made this known in Cape Coast when she met various stakeholders inside fishing sector during the Central Region, to discuss positive action choices to secure and revamp the fishing industry
Although she would not mention which insurance providers are to execute the protection she, said these corporate entities might be see the landing beaches to start out the execution of your scheme from December.
Mrs Ayitey advised fishermen who’ve not registered their canoes for this so as to fully experience the facility when the policy would benefit only fishermen who have their canoes registered.
She mentioned amongst other things the fact that establishment of many cold stores as well as construction of an fish processing factory over the coastal belt from the Region is really an indication in the government’s persistence to improve living conditions in the fisher folks.
She stated that government would start providing micro-credit loans to fish mongers in November help them expand their businesses.
Ms Ayitey said the fishing industry would soon boom and become the backbone within the Region one more time thinking about the huge investment government has to this point manufactured in the sector.
Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, Regional Minister charged the fisher folks to desist on the frequent using of illegal fishing practices adding how they can be for the losing end if the fishing industry collapse.
He called on stakeholders to view the sea to be a national asset and communicate in order to safeguard, maintain and make sure its sustainability for posterity.
Mr Quansah advised the fish mongers who does receive micro credit through the government to use it wisely to ensure that they could pay back of course for some individuals to learn.
Nana Kwame Yaa-Ababio III, Chief Fisherman of Agyaa and the Public realtions Officer of your Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council expressed gratitude towards the minister to your steps taken to revive the fishing sector.