The Minister of Fisheries and Acquaculture Development (MOFAD) has revealed that, Government’s decision to restock some selected dams in the then three Northern Regions is to provide additional 10,380 metric tones of fish to Ghanaians.
According to the Sector Minister, rhe restocking activities which coveres 32 dams and dugouts in 32 communities covering a total surface area of 2412.9 is in the three (3) Northern Regions.
The restocking intervention is expected to provide additional 10,3 80mt of fish to enhance the nutrition intake of the target communities, she acknowledged.
The Sector Minister made these revelations during her response to a Parliamentary question asked by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh as to “when the contractor involved in the restocking of selected dams and dugouts with four million catfish and fingerlings would be paid accordingly”.
n her reaponse, Elizabeth Afforley Quaye indicated that, her “Ministry can confirm that as at 25th January, 2019, all the three (3) companies that supplied the fingerlings, have been duly paid and the Ministry has received official receipts from two of the companies viz, M/S Flosell Company Ltd and Delta Fisheries Ltd.
Whiles the Ministry she said is yet to receive a receipt from M/S Northern Empowerment Association.
Madam Afforley noted that, a total of 10 million fingerlings were procured from three (3) companies for the restocking project and the three (3) companies involved are provided below:
M/S Northern Empowerment Association, M/S Flosell Limited and M/S Delta Fisheries Limited.
In June 2018 as part of the (MOFAD) activities to promote aquaculture development, carried out the restocking of dams and digouts with catfish, tilapia and heterotis fingerlings.
Story By: Delali Gavor