Plans are far advanced for government to introduce an ‘Aquaculture for Food and Jobs’ programme.
This initiative is intended to – in a long run – benefit the nation by promoting fishing and creating employment for Ghanaians.
The programme is currently on pilot at some selected sites and will soon be unveiled.
The Fisheries Ministry under the able leadership of Hon Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has selected some schools, especially schools that have enough lands to provide them to construct ponds for the schools. The ministry has sited some schools and they are still looking for more schools to pilot the Aquaculture for Food and Jobs.
As part of the programme, the government is setting up a salt iodizing plant along the coastal areas to engage about 500 youths.
Also, plastic pelleting factory is in the offing to provide alternative livelihood for fishers.
One of the government’s dream is to promote aquaculture in the country.