Storing Of Fish
To avoid hoarding, fishermen at the Tema Landing Beach in the Greater Accra Region have appealed to the National Premix Secretariat (NPS) to add to the premix fuel allocated to the Landing Beach Committee in the area. According to the fishermen, the lack of supply is forceful some dishonest people to buy the product, put aside and sell it later at very high price to fishermen.
The fishermen noted that the move is creating a bad image for the National Premix Secretariat (NPS) and the government. in addition, it has increased the cost of fishing. Information available to media source indicates that the inadequate supply is making some people to buy the product and sell at about GH¢13.00 per a gallon in its place of the rightful price of GH¢7.10.
When this came to know to Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema East, personnel of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) and Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) engaged the Tema Landing Beach Committee concerning alleged hoarding and distraction of the product.
Chief Fisherman for Nii Odametey, Awudum Chief Fisherman, revealed that the Tema Landing Beach receives consignments of about twelve drums after every seven days which are sadly not enough for a big fishing community like Tema, he added that this situation adversely affects their business.
He explained that the uneven supply of the product to the area had resulted in its high price as middlemen had taken advantage of the situation to store products and sell at inflated prices. According to him, the situation gets worse during the bumper catch season when more premix fuel is needed for their business.
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