Friday 16th September, 2016
Winneba (C/R) Sept.
16, GNA – Mr Francis A. Tagoe, the Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, has
distributed 80 out-board motors to fishermen in the municipality at a ceremony
held in Winneba.
The machines made
up of fifty Yamaha 40 horse power and thirty Suzuki 15 horse powers out-board
motors were to boost their fishing activities.
Each of the 40
horse power Yamaha machine costs GHȼ6,000.00 while the 15 horse power Suzuki machine also attracted a cost
Mr Tagoe said each
of the machines should have attracted more than GHȼ10,000.00 but government paid 6o percent of the
actual cost of each machine.
He said the payment
of the 60 percent cost was in fulfillment of President John Dramani Mahama
promise given to farmers and fisher folks during the last election campaign.
He said it is
untrue that the percentage paid by the government on each of the machines would
be deducted from various intervention government would give to the municipality
While urging the
beneficiaries to use recommended fuels such as the “Premix Petrol” for the
running of the machines, Mr Tagoe warned them not to resell the machine for a
higher price to anybody.
He said anyone
caught indulging in such acts would be dealt with drastically.
Mr Eric Don Arthur,
National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate, said the
electorates should expect more development projects in the area after the NDC
wins the coming elections.
He said amongst the
projects to be expected is the long awaited fishing harbour at Winneba adding
that he was campaigning to improve the lot of the people.
He appealed to all
eligible voters in the municipality to vote him and President Mahama to power
saying “I promise to serve you very well when you give your mandate to me and I
shall not Lord over you”.
Neenyi Moni Kaiko,
Chief Fisherman of the area, commended the government for the support given
them and appealed for more of such assistance.