ue to the lack of premix fuel at the various landing beaches along the coast, the general public should be ready to pay more for fish.
This is because, according to the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council, fishermen have no choice but to pass on to consumers the high cost of the fuel they purchase.
Fishermen have recently expressed concern about the product shortage, claiming that it is negatively affecting their business.
For them, whenever they want to go on fishing expeditions, they are required to pay exorbitant prices for fuel intended for vehicles.
The fishermen are currently helpless, according to Nana Jojo Solomon, the acting president of the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council.
“We are all aware of the consequences of petroleum price increases. All prices are rising. A pan of fish used to cost between GH400 and GH500, but today it costs around GH1000. The customer will be responsible for paying whatever price we pay for fuel because we will pass the cost along to them.
Because they haven’t had access to premix fuel to power their outboard motors for several months, the irate fishermen have threatened to stage a large protest.
The furious fishermen claim they will soon take to the streets to make their demands heard until the lack of
“In actuality, we weren’t planning a demonstration, but after hearing the comments, vibes, and signals from the various regions, they are requesting permission from leadership to starting the demonstration. Every day, the fishermen are becoming more and more agitated. Fishermen in the Volta, Western, and Central regions are urging a demonstration, Jojo Solomon continued.
He lamented the hardships that the fishermen are facing and added that the majority of them have closed their businesses.
Four months have passed without premix fuel. Since there is no premix, we must purchase from regular, very pricey pumps. Worry arises from the few canoe owners who can afford to incur significant debt on occasion. According to him, we are now receiving fish, but there is no premix.
In order to find long-term solutions to the premix fuel shortage, he requested a meeting with President Akufo-Addo, emphasizing that the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson, is no longer able to address the problem.