Tuesday, October 28, 2008

CPP promises to revamp fishing industry

A government under the Convention Peoples' Party (CPP) will adopt
pragmatic policies and programme to revamp the fishing industry to
make it profitable to fishermen and fishmongers.

Some of the policies would be the offering of assistance in the form
of micro credits to fishermen to acquire fishing trawlers to fish in
deep sea.

The government would also establish cold stores and fishing harbours
in some fishing communities to ensure safe landing and storage of fish
to avoid post-harvest lost.

Mrs Yvonne Nduom, wife of the Convention Peoples Party Presidential
Candidate, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom said these in a message she delivered on
behalf of her husband when she interacted with fishmongers and market
women in Winneba.

She told the fishermen that a CPP-led government will ensure that
fishermen handle pre-mix fuel themselves in order to boost their
fishing activities.

Mrs Nduom said that 68 factories established by Dr Kwame Nkrumah
throughout the country that had been abandoned will be revived to
generate more employment for the people.

Mrs Nduom said the political lives of women will be improved and that
five women will be appointed as Regional Ministers while half of
Municipal and district chief executives would be women.

She said free education will be provided for children from
Kindergarten to children of 19 years.

Earlier, Mrs. Nduom paid a courtesy called on the Queen mother of Kojo
Bedu, a suburb of Winneba, Nana Bondzie Asiako II.

Nana Asiako 11 petitioned Mrs Nduom to ensure that education, youth
employment and the fishing industry will be tackled when the CPP
assumes the reigns of government.

Source: GNA

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