BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE NUNGUA Oblantai Mantse, (Youth Chief), Nii Okpleh Djalesane has lauded the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye for her effort in ensuring the establishment of Iced Block Factory at Nungua.
The Korea Overseas Fisheries Association is supporting the government of Ghana in the construction of the factory and it is expected to be completed in days.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development is expected to take delivery of the newly established Iced plant-cum-Fish Market at Nungua in the Krowor Municipality of the Greater Accra Region immediately it is completed.
The Iced Block factory nearing completion
Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE after being led by the minister who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Krowor Constituency for the first time, the youth chief said they could not be happier than what they have seen.
“I am highly impressed to have seen this iced block factory built because my father was a fisherman and hitherto we didn’t have this and anytime they had bumper harvest they leave some of fish at the shore or take it to Tema, but now that we have such a project here, it will support when there is bumper harvest and they will bring them here for storage.
“We are grateful for our Minister-cum-PM’s effort, he told the paper.
Essence of Iced Plant
The MP and the project coordinator previously inspecting the facility
Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, the sector ministry who was joined by her deputy Mr Francis Ato Cudjoe (MP for Ekumfi) to inspect the progress of work at the Nungua Nshorna (Beach) earlier expressed her gratitude about the progress of work and said it will give jobs for the people.
“The essence is that we need to create jobs for people. This is going to be an Ice Plant and a Fish Market where women and young men will have jobs to do. We will do fish fillage and sell. We will package the fish nicely and there is a unit where ice is produced to enhance the shelf life of the fish. This is the Nungua beach where fish is harvested so when the fish is caught, we will have ice produced for them to keep the fish before it is processed.
She added that: “This is the facility that we are putting up here with the assistance of the Korean government. This is what the ministry of fisheries through the minister of fisheries and her deputy are bringing to the fisher-folks of the Krowor Constituency.