Former Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sherry Ayittey has assured fisher folks that the next John Mahama administration will introduce the Fisherman Credit Scheme to enable them always have the financial wherewithal to ply their trade.
She stated that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken notice of how fishmongers in particular often struggle to get money to either sponsor a fishing expedition or buy fish in large quantities.
“If after a fishing expedition you need bulk money to purchase the fish in large quantities, NDC will give you a loan to enable you do that without any hussle. So we will introduce the Fisherman Credit Scheme to take care of that.”
Speaking at a rally at New Takoradi in the Takoradi Constituency on the last day of a five-day campaign tour of former President John Mahama, Madam Sherry Ayittey also promised that the NDC government will build a modern fish market at the landing beach to enable the fisher folks trade in convenience.
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