The government has accused fishermen in the Central Region of politicizing issues relating to the operations.
The fishermen are angry with the Mills-led administration for what they call a litany unfulfilled promises made to them during the 2008 electioneering campaigns.
The angry fishermen have thus declared their support for the flag-bearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo.
They claim the prices of their fishing equipment have increased astronomically, contrary to promises by then candidate Mills that the prices of their working tools will not increase under his presidency.
But a Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Fisheries, Nii Amasah Namoale has dismissed the claims, saying president Mills never made such promises to the fishermen.
He told Joy News the only promise the president made during his campaigns was that the distribution of premix fuel will be streamlined under his presidency to save the fishermen the hustle they went through trying to secure the essential commodity.
That promise, according to him had been fulfilled.
“We never promised that prices of [fishing] gadgets will not increase because if you look at inflation, dollar rate and all those things, no political party will ever say that” prices will not increase in their administration, he stated.
Nii Namoale accused some of the chief fishermen of fomenting trouble because they were no longer getting illegal money that came to them because they were solely in-charge of distributing premix fuel.
Story by Malik Abass Daabu/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana
- NSMQ 2021: When Prof Kaufmann was left speechless by Ketasco’s Bright Senyo
- As it happened: NSMQ 2021 – Presec, Ketasco and Prempeh College battled for trophy
- Parliament rejects 2022 budget
- Playback: NSMQ 2021 – Presec, Prempeh and Ketasco battle for trophy and glory
- NSMQ 2021: And God rested on the ‘Seven’ day to ‘Glory5’ Prempeh College
- Speaker suspends sitting over Majority Caucus’ absence in the chamber
- You lament over 1.75% levy, but not paying taxes – Ofori-Atta to 60,000 professionals, others
- Police publish list of 5 wanted vehicles for flouting road regulations
- ‘BoG has lost focus’; it’s to be blamed for high lending rates – Togbe Afede
- Friends of missing Lands Commission staff besiege Asokwa District Court ahead of hearing
Join NDC’s presidential race if you are interested in being number 1 – John Boadu to Alban Bagbin
Livestream: Newsfile discusses Ghana’s energy sector debt
2022 budget is a complete break away from the politics of borrowing – Buaben Asamoa
Cargill commissions $13m cocoa processing plant expansion in Tema
NPP will not shy away from unpopular decisions – John Boadu
Speaker’s ruling on 2022 budget has no binding effect on Parliament – Majority Leader
The last time a national budget was rejected in Ghana
Majority stages walkout over approval of 2022 budget
We’ll not tolerate any disrespect from Speaker – Majority Leader after walkout
‘Parliament hasn’t constitutionally rejected our budget’ – K.T Hammond
Police prevents #FixTheCountry protestors from presenting petition on 2022 Budget to Parliament
Bank of Ghana signs historic MoU with Bank of Mauritius
279 Ghanaians, 107 foreigners arrested in a joint security operation in 5 regions of the North
NSMQ 2021: 6 things we learned as Presec fails back-to-back bid
Speaker committed to seeking the best interest of citizens