The flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has called on fishermen across the country to reject politicians who only bring them outboard motors and other fishing equipment in election years and abandon them after they win the elections. According to Dr Nduom, some politicians see fishermen as ‘foolish’ and only think of them during election periods.
‘’Since you voted for John Mahama what has he done to improve your lives, has he bothered to come find out the challenges you go through? It is election year so you they are bringing you outboard motors, fishing nets, etc., and once you finish voting they will be done with you’. He wondered why the John Mahama led government will allow Koreans, Chinese nationals and others to come to Ghana to harvest tthefts have we need including fingerlings when they know fishing is the mainstay occupation for the people along the coast.
‘’If the government truly cares for your welfare they will not look on while foreigners destroy the ocean bed when they know the sea is where your livelihoods comes from. This clearly shows that the government has nothing better for you’’. Dr Nduom was addressing residents of Bortianor during a durbar to outdoor the parliamentary candidate for the PPP in the Ngleshie-Amanfrom constituency, Rev Fred Nii Adjetey Larbie.
Rev Larbie asked the people of the constituency to help him win the seat to bring development to the area since he lives with them and knows the problems in their communities.
Chiefs and Fishermen endorse Dr. Nduom and Rev Fred Nii Adjetey Larbie
Speaking on behalf of all the chiefs and fishermen gathered there, Abusua Nii Okai, bemoaned the pair trawling and fishing with light in their community.
He pledged their support for Dr. Nduom since they believe he is the only one who can truly fight for the rights of fishermen and turn the lives of all the fishing folks around especially as he himself is coming from a fishing town, Elmina.
Dignitaries present included the Aplaku Mantse, Langma Mantse, Bortainor Wolomo, Bortainor Abusuapanyin, Oshie Mankrado, Bortainor Chief Fisherman among others.
Dr. Nduom further urged everyone to vote massively for Rev Fred Nii Adjetey Larbie, who they described as their brother and father and Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom in the upcoming November 7th Elections.
Source: Today Newspaper
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