Fisherfolks in Elmina in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem District in the Central Region have expressed regret for their behavior towards fisheries minister, Mavis Hawa Koomson.
The fishermen had rejected food items including bags of rice and gallons of oil she had packaged to donate to them.
The reason for the rejection, according to myjoyonline was the minister’s firm stance on disallowing light fishing when the Closed Season opens.
According to the fisherfolks, a ban on light fishing tantamounts to hunger strike since that’s the only way they could survive.
Furthermore, they accused the minister of abandoning them during the Closed Season only to show up with foodstuff when they have already ended the closed season.
The Minister’s entourage had no option other than to pack the items back into a waiting pick-up truck.
Speaking on Kasapa news, the Elmina Best Fisherman John Badu condemned the hostility from his colleague fishermen against the Minister and apologized to her.
“This is unfortunate and we are really sorry for what happened. It’s a poor spectacle and I condemn unequivocally the behaviour of the fishermen. She’s our mother and I plead with her to forgive us,” he was reported by kasapafmonline.