Gov’t To Boost Fishing Industry Through Coastal Sanitation Project

Govt tonsupport the fishing industry in the country, government, through the Ministry for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has launched the “Coastal Sanitation Project.

The ground-breaking event was held at Lower Axim in the Western Region. The purpose of the project according to the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Sherry Ayittey, is to enhance sanitation within fishing communities in Ghana.

Construction of toilet facilities has been added to the project and in an address to the gathering the minister stated that “each facility will include the construction of 12-seater toilets with a 12-unit washroom, a pavilion to host social services such as health, education, biogas plant, borehole and water reservoir for its efficient running”.

Thirteen selected fishing communities within the country, would witness the first phase where the project would be implemented. They include Anto Apewosika in Axim, Abuesi and Bonyee in the Western Region, Anuakpor, James Town, Kpone all in the Greater Accra Region; Dago, Moree and Otuam in Central Region; Akplortortor, Amutinu and Hedranuwo and Marine Matikpo—Eastern Region.

She added that “it is my expectation that they will make maximum use of the facilities and ensure its maintenance”.

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