Fisherfolks in Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem District in the Central Region have apologized to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon Mavis Hawa Koomson for rejecting food items she is sharing to the Fisherfolks
“This is unfortunate and we are really sorry for what happened. It’s a poor spectacle and I condemn unequivocally the behaviour of the fishermen. She’s our mother and I plead with her to forgive us.”
They chanted war songs indicating their protest. “Yenngye oooo yenngye oooooo,” meaning, “we will not accept them, we will not collect them.”
The Minister’s entourage had no option other than to pack the items back into a waiting pick-up truck.
Not even the intervention of the Omanhene of the Edina Traditional Area, Nana Kodwo Conduah, could change the minds of the fishermen.
The Fishermen contended that Madam Koomson abandoned them when the season was closed for a month and did not see the need for the supposed kind gesture from the Minister after they had endured the season which is almost over.
The Fishermen have regretted what they did to the Minister and they are now rendering unqualify apologies to her and they have assured Hon Hawa Koomson that such an incident will not happen again.