Ministry of Fisheries assists fish farmers in Wassa West District

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
12 September 2007, at 1:00am

GHANA - Gladys Asmah, Minister of Fisheries presented a back-hoe excavator and compactor, worth more than GH160,000 (1.6 billion cedis) to members of Wassa West District Fish Farmers Association at Tarkwa.

The equipment will enable members expand their ponds, build new ponds to specification and allow more people to take an interest in fish farming.

Mrs Asmah handed over the equipment to Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Ayensu, Wassa West District Chief Executive who presented them to Mr Peter Eshun, Chairman of the association.

Mrs Asmah said aquaculture was a lucrative business and advised more people to take active interest in the venture.

She said the ministry was prepared to assist more fish farmers with inputs including the supply of fingerlings, provision of capital and ready market to boost the fishing industry that had the potential to become a leading foreign exchange earner for the country.

Source: MyjoyOnline